What is LiveUpdate360.exe?

The genuine LiveUpdate360.exe file is a software component of 360安全卫士 by Qihoo 360.
LiveUpdate360.exe is an executable file that belongs to 360安全卫士 (360 Safe Guard), a Chinese security software for personal computers. This process updates the program on a regular basis. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. 360 Safe Guard features an anti-virus scanner that protects the computer from viruses, trojans, malware, as well as rootkits, boot items, faulty registry entries, etc. It also contains a cleanup tool that can help clear computers of unwanted junk such as Internet traces like cookies. Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese security software developer that creates anti-virus programs, web browsers, as well as mobile software. The company was founded in June 2005 by Zhou Hongyi and Qi Xiangdong. In ten years, the company's software had over 500 million users. Qihoo 360 currently rakes in about $329 million in revenue annually. The company is based in Beijing, China.

LiveUpdate360 stands for Live Update for 360 Safe Guard

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 LiveUpdate360.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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LiveUpdate360.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with LiveUpdate360
LiveUpdate360.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as 360 Live Update belongs to software 360 Total Security or PSafe Total by ( or QIHU 360 SOFTWARE CO. LIMITED.

Description: LiveUpdate360.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file LiveUpdate360.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,353,832 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 687,528 bytes, 914,248 bytes, 615,032 bytes or 968,192 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. LiveUpdate360.exe is not a Windows core file. LiveUpdate360.exe is a Verisign signed file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. LiveUpdate360.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with LiveUpdate360.exe, you could do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > 360 Total Security or PSafe Total)
  2) visit the [1][2] website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LiveUpdate360.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LiveUpdate360.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.


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Best practices for resolving LiveUpdate360 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LiveUpdate360. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the LiveUpdate360.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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