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LUCOMS~1.EXE is a problem

ACPI Uniprocessor PC
April 6, 2008 at 08:03:10
Specs: XP Pro SP2 / 1.67GHz, Athalon / 768 MB

Dear group:

When I start my computer and look at task manager LUCOMS~1.EXE uses 80% to 90% of the CPU. Why is this happening? After a while it eventually goes away.

What program is LUCOMS~1.EXE associated with? Or is it a Windows XP deal?

How can I get it to use less CPU time? It slows the computer way down when LUCOMS~1.EXE is running and I am trying to start my computer.

Thanks for the help!

kerry


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#1
April 6, 2008 at 08:14:37

That is Norton live update server.

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#2
April 6, 2008 at 08:22:41

The Symantec live update will run and check for new updates when you connect to the internet. As I understand it, part of the process scans in coming updates before they are installed and that can account for the high cpu usage. Norton Internet Security 2008 is a more streamlined program. Upgrading may correct this problem. If you are currently using 2007 and your subscription is current, you can transfer that subscription key to the 2008 version for no additional cost. Here is a link to download the 2008 version.

http://shop.symantecstore.com/store...

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#3
April 6, 2008 at 08:36:03

Dear ThePC-EMT:

I am using Norton360.

Is this still why the LUCOMS~1.EXE uses so much CPU time?

Thanks!

kerry


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#4
April 6, 2008 at 09:36:50

If there is an error with Norton 360 you can uninstall 360 and the live update components from the Add/Remove programs in the control panel and reinstall. If you have any problems uninstalling the Symantec products you can run the Norton Removal Tool. Link here:
http://service1.symantec.com/Suppor...
It wouldn't hurt to download and run the free trial version of TuneUp utilities to clean and repair the system registry. It is an excellent program for keeping Windows in top shape, if you like it you can purchase a subscription. Under clean up and repair, run the registry cleaner and under optimize and improve, run the registry defrag. Reboot your system and reinstall Norton 360 then you should be all set. Link Here:
http://shop.symantecstore.com/store...
http://www.tune-up.com/download/

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#5
April 7, 2008 at 16:43:41

Dear ThePC-EMT:

Let me try to uninstall the Norton 360 using their removal tool and then reinstall the program.

I will let you know what happens.

Thanks a bunch for the help!

kerry


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#6
May 25, 2008 at 03:00:24

I've just uninstalled an old Norton programme - and suddenly our computer is running smoother, faster, and more quietly!!

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