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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,067
United States Rank #1,674
Reach 0.7627%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.27 days
509.47 days >
Average installed length: 267.69 days


2.34 1.86%
2.33 8.14%
2.32 0.32%
2.30 9.56%
2.28 19.66%
2.27 0.12%
2.25 2.03%
2.24 11.31%
2.23 2.67%
2.22 1.37%
2.21 0.01%
2.20 8.38%
2.12 10.12%
2.11 11.74%
2.10 0.81%
2.09 0.93%
2.08 9.84%
2.00 0.08%
1.23 0.02%
1.22 0.34%
1.21 0.30%
1.20 0.40%

Other programs by GIGABYTE


What is @BIOS?

A Windows-based BIOS live update utility. @BIOS helps you search for, download, and then update the latest BIOS in Windows operating system.


@BIOS is a program developed by GIGABYTE. The most used version is 2.28, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is UpdExe.exe. The software installer includes 84 files and is usually about 51.42 MB (53,915,985 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 31% of users of @BIOS come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_a_bios.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 51.42 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by @BIOS

Program executable:UpdExe.exe
Exe File
Path:C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\@BIOS\UpdExe.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdExe.exe
  • RPMRestoreCpl.exe - Smart Recovery 2 (Smart Recovery Control Panel)
  • RPMDaemon.exe - Smart Recovery 2 (Smart Recovery Daemon)
  • RPMExec.exe - Installation Application
  • RPMKickstart.exe - Smart Recovery Kickstart Application
  • RPMMgr.exe - Smart Recovery System Tray
  • RPMRestoreInst.exe - Smart Recovery Utility
  • SetupReDriver.exe - Install offline driver in Winre.wim
  • AlarmClock.exe - Smart TimeLock (Time Management Application)
  • RunSlientCmd.exe - Run slient command
  • SmartLockManager.exe - SmartLock Preference
  • TimeMgmtDaemon.exe - Smart TimeLock Service
  • GBTUpd.exe - GBTUpd
  • Smart6.exe - Smart6
  • RunUpd.exe
  • SmartRecovery.exe
  • SmartRecoveryCPL.exe
  • UnInstGBTUpd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdExe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{89173FDB-B778-4B45-A131-E51DD90D9135}' (runs on registration).
  • TimeMgmtDaemon.exe runs as a service named 'Smart TimeLock Service' (Smart TimeLock) "Smart TimeLock - Computer time management.".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GBTUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EasySaver\GBTUpd.exe'.
  • UpdExe.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2\UpdExe.exe'.
  • RunUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager\RunUpd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000533352%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002961%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002372%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:121,352
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:198 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0000814892%
Kernel CPU:0.00007289%
User CPU:0.00000860%
CPU cycles/sec:10,018

How do I remove @BIOS?

Quickly and completely remove @BIOS from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall @BIOS from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program @BIOS, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove @BIOS.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.75%
Windows 8 14.28%
Windows XP 4.27%
Windows Vista 0.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.71%
Windows 7 Professional 17.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.01%
Windows 8.1 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.87%
  Germany 9.55%
  United Kingdom 6.26%
  Australia 4.19%
  France 3.45%
  Canada 2.79%
  Brazil 2.10%
  Taiwan 2.09%
  Israel 2.07%
  Iran 2.02%
  Egypt 1.96%
  Spain 1.71%
  Russia 1.68%
  Poland 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 14.47%
ASUS 8.77%
Hewlett-Packard 4.29%
Dell 3.58%
Lenovo 0.63%
Samsung 0.52%
Alienware 0.48%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.68%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 5.18%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 4.06%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 3.44%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 3.42%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 3.30%


Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com


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