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Should I remove FW LiveUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,177
United States Rank #12,160
Reach 0.0268%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 339.72 days
769.01 days >
Average installed length: 404.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.7.5 0.27%
2.0.7.3 1.06%
2.0.7.2 36.70%
2.0.6.3 0.53%
2.0.6.2 32.71%
2.0.5.3 0.53%
2.0.5.2 14.10%
2.0.5.1 0.27%
2.0.4.2 2.93%
2.0.3.2 0.27%
2.0.2.2 5.59%
2.0.1.2 0.27%
2.0.0.2 1.60%
1.4.0.2 2.13%
1.2.0.2 1.06%

Typically installed together

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FW LiveUpdate

What is FW LiveUpdate?

FW LiveUpdate is the program which runs on the PC and checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.

About  (from Samsung Electronics)

Firmware LiveUpdate is a program that automatically upgrades the latest firmware version through the Internet.
Samsung electronic has developed an automatic firmware upgrade program, the first of its kind in the world.
This service has been provided for all ODD (CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, COMBO, RAM, SLIM, and etc...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsungodd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\FW LiveUpdate
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1
Estimated size: 3.78 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by FW LiveUpdate

Program executable:FWManager.exe
Name:FWManager
SAMSUNG ODD Firmware manager
Path:C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\FW LiveUpdate\FWManager.exe
MD5:b7357fe56201894c58642d7b0ff5b343
Additional files:
  • RegToINI.exe
  • FWManager.exe - FWManager (SAMSUNG ODD Firmware manager)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FWManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Optical Disc Device Firmware Manager' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FWManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Name of App' which loads as C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\FW LiveUpdate\FWManager.exe r.

How do I remove FW LiveUpdate?

Quickly and completely remove FW LiveUpdate from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FW LiveUpdate 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 FW LiveUpdate, 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 FW LiveUpdate.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.30%
Windows XP 20.74%
Windows 8 9.04%
Windows Vista 6.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.64%
Windows 7 Professional 13.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.12%
  Germany 17.57%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  France 3.83%
  Australia 3.60%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  Sweden 2.25%
  Italy 1.58%
  Spain 1.58%
  Canada 1.58%
  South Africa 1.35%
  Brazil 1.13%
  DK 1.13%
  Belgium 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 20.90%
Dell 17.51%
Acer 16.38%
Hewlett-Packard 14.12%
Samsung 9.04%
Intel 5.65%
American Megatrends 5.65%
Sahara 3.39%
Medion 2.82%
Toshiba 1.69%
ASUS 1.69%
Lenovo 1.13%
Common models
Samsung 90X3A 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.44%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 2.44%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 2.44%
MSI MS-7681 2.44%
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H 2.44%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com

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