What is LiveUpd.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 LiveUpd.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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LiveUpd.exe file information

The process known as LiveUpd.exe belongs to software Mobile Partner or Modem HDM (version EC156) by HUAWEI Technologies Co. ( or Huawei Technologies Co. (

Description: LiveUpd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LiveUpd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,057,792 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 1,546,080 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. LiveUpd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Modem HDM EC156 or Mobile Partner come up, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) get help from the software vendor Huawei.

Recommended: Identify LiveUpd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LiveUpd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LiveUpd.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

Liveupd.exe sorgte bei mir für übermäßig hohe Prozessor last aus folgendem Grund: Windows8FirewallControl auf disabled für diese exe sorgte bei jedem Versuch eine update Anfrage zu senden für einen completten Port scan. Amilo Xi3650, 8GB, w7x64, 55 services
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Summary: Average user rating of LiveUpd.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving LiveUpd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LiveUpd. 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 LiveUpd.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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