What does the ALUNotify.exe file do?
The ALUNotify.exe process is also known as Symantec ALUNotify Module and is a part of LiveUpdate. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of ALUNotify.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Symantec ALUNotify Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Symantec ALUNotify Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ALUNotify.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ALUNotify.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ALUNotify.exe Symantec ALUNotify Module
ALUNotify.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ALUNotify.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 54,936 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 263,824 bytes.
This ALUNotify program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The ALUNotify file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: DEFAULT\Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. ALUNotify.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ALUNotify.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ALUNotify?
|Norton AV 2005 (aucun problème) Symantec Liveupdate |
|The MSN spysweeper found this in my files and gave me an alert about it. First is said there was a new startup item. It named it "Start UP Item ALUAlert. Then when I clicked More Details, it said "Location C:\Program Files\ Symantec\Live Update\ ALUNOTIFY.EXE" and then "Registry or Startup Folder:HKLM:Run |
Summary: One user judges ALUNotify.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted ALUNotify.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall LiveUpdate
To remove Symantec ALUNotify Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate LiveUpdate in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ALUNotify.exe (Symantec ALUNotify Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Symantec ALUNotify Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec ALUNotify Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ALUNotify.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.