What is ALUNotify.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ALUNotify.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ALUNotify.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ALUNotify
ALUNotify.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Symantec ALUNotify Module belongs to software LiveUpdate or Argus Digital Camera or Panasonic Document Management by Symantec (

Description: ALUNotify.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ALUNotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—normally C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 54,936 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 492,912 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of ALUNotify.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall LiveUpdate from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) look for help on the website.

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ALUNotify.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ALUNotify.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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
  Yvonne Willems  
Ist die Ausführungs-Datei für die automatische Live-Update-Funktion. Am besten aktiv lassen, es sei denn, Sie führen selbst in regelmäßigen Abständen Updates aus.

Summary: Average user rating of ALUNotify.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ALUNotify.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks ALUNotify.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ALUNotify issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ALUNotify. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ALUNotify.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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