What is luall.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 luall.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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Luall.exe file information

The process known as LiveUpdate Wizard belongs to software LiveUpdate by Symantec (

Description: Luall.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Luall.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,353,072 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,255,104 bytes, 873,848 bytes or 1,422,712 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The luall.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The luall.exe file is not a Windows core file. Luall.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Symantec provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->LiveUpdate).

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

from Symantec Antivirus: live update process
To fix error "LUALL has caused an error in LUALL.EXE. LUALL will now close" run utility on the link
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Summary: Average user rating of luall.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think luall.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks luall.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving luall issues

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