What does the ALUSchedulerSvc.exe file do?
The ALUSchedulerSvc.exe process is also known as Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler Service and is a part of LiveUpdate. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of ALUSchedulerSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service 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)
- ALUSchedulerSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ALUSchedulerSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ALUSchedulerSvc.exe Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service
ALUSchedulerSvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ALUSchedulerSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 554,352 bytes (40% of all these files), 243,064 bytes, 100,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 238,968 bytes.
It is the service "Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. ALUSchedulerSvc.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. ALUSchedulerSvc.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 29% 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 ALUSchedulerSvc.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 ALUSchedulerSvc?
|norton antivirus process |
|belongs to symantec live update (further information...) |
|its a harmless updater for norton antivirus. Its made by symantec who is a trusted company. However if you dont have norton it could be malware. |
|Apparently this was used by 2 copanies - 1 to "slam" my phone bill and the other to write an e-check on my checking account! Since I no longer use (& have uninstalled completely) Norton products off my windows machine, AND I set a firewall with an "ask Permission" setting (most are simply higher settings) and I'm still seeing this, as well as my computer turning itself on (another issue), I'm scraping Windows altogether and going to LINUX. Windows is SO vunerable and insecure, AND there are SO many viruses, scams, etc. winblows is no longer worth it AND LINUX is free for everyone!!! :) |
|Symantec LiveUpdate Scheduler |
Summary: 13 users judge ALUSchedulerSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted ALUSchedulerSvc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall LiveUpdate
To remove Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service 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 ALUSchedulerSvc.exe (Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service) 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 Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler service 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 ALUSchedulerSvc.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.