aupdate.exe is the LiveUpdate process for Symantec Products. This process automatically checks online for the latest updates of your Symantec product and notifies you when new updates are available. This process should not be removed if you want to get informed about new updates.
Other instances of AUPDATE.EXE:
1) aupdate.exe is a process belonging to an advertising program. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
Warning: Multiple instances of AUPDATE may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.
If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove aupdate.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. aupdate.exe is not a critical component and a non-system process. Any process that is not managed by the system is known as non-system processes. It is safe to terminate the non-system process as they do not affect the general functionality of the operating system. However, the program using the non-system processes will be either terminated or halted.
There are many reasons why you are seeing aupdate.exe error in your Windows system including:
Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to aupdate.exe error.
The solution to fixing aupdate.exe error include any one of the following
It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.
Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.
Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources aupdate.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.