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Should I remove Live Update 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,528
United States Rank #4,348
Reach 0.1829%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.05 days
414.62 days >
Average installed length: 217.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.0.116 0.16%
5.0.115 3.27%
5.0.114 10.53%
5.0.113 4.72%
5.0.112 4.83%
5.0.111 16.41%
5.0.110 0.35%
5.0.109 12.44%
5.0.108 1.87%
5.0.107 0.04%
5.0.106 8.15%
5.0.104 0.23%
5.0.103 3.27%
5.0.102 0.74%
5.0.101 7.88%
5.0.100 1.72%
5.0.099 2.50%
5.0.098 1.95%
5.0.097 0.62%
5.0.096 0.97%
5.0.093 0.58%
5.0.091 1.99%
5.0.090 1.60%
5.0.086 0.94%
5.0.084 1.64%
5.0.083 0.35%
5.0.081 0.86%
5.0.079 0.70%
5.0.078 0.16%
5.0.077 0.70%
5.0.074 1.36%
5.0.073 2.03%
5.0.072 0.39%
5.0.071 0.16%
5.0.069 0.43%
5.0.068 1.05%
5.0.066 0.43%
5.0.064 1.01%
5.0.063 0.08%
5.0.062 0.16%
5.0.061 0.04%
5.0.060 0.70%

Typically installed together

Live Update 5

What is Live Update 5?

MSI Live Update 5 is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.

Overview

The most common release is 5.0.111, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named LU5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 108 files and is usually about 88.64 MB (92,944,621 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com/index.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 88.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Live Update 5

Program executable:LU5.exe
Name:Live Update 5 Application
Signed by:MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.
Path:C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 5\LU5.exe
MD5:1bed8ea5de3df19c7c2ffd13b88b51c9
Additional files:
  • BIOSUnlockCPUCore.exe (by MSI) - BIOS Code Unlocked Technology (BIOS Code Unlocked Technology Setup)
  • MSIWallpaper.exe (by MSI) - MSIWallpaper Application
  • ControlCenterII.exe - ControlCenter (ControlCenter Setup)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Live Update 5 (Live Update 5 Setup)
  • Super-Charger.exe - Super-Charger (Super-Charger Setup)
  • Setupx32.exe - MSI Setupx32 (Setupx32)
  • TeamingGenie.exe - TeamingGenie
  • CLICKBIOSII.exe - CLICKBIOSII (CLICKBIOSII Setup)
  • Live Update 6.exe - Live Update (Live Update Setup)
  • setup.exe - VideoGenie
  • Fast Boot.exe - Fast Boot
  • MSI SUITE.exe - MSI SUITE
  • NTIOLib.sys - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys
  • acpimof.dll (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (LEDCtrl DLL for ASL code)
  • infinst_autol.exe (by Intel) - Intel® Chipset Device Software (Intel® Chipset Device Software installer)
  • RtlExUpd.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlExUpd Dynamic Link Library (RtlExUpd DLL for setup utility function)
  • LU5.exe (by Micro-Star International) - Live Update 5 Application
  • AutoInst.exe (by Realtek Semiconductor) - Driver Auto Installer
  • nvapi9x.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIANVidia GPIO Dll
  • nvgpio.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • _setup.dll (by Acresso Software) - InstallShield (FLEXnet (R) InstallShield (R) Setup Launcher Resources)
  • GLM7x.dll (by MICRO-STAR INT'L) - MSI PCAlert 4
  • ISSetup.dll (by Acresso Software) - InstallShield (R) Setup Engine
  • ChCfg.exe
  • BootStartLiveupdate.exe
  • SUtility.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • LU5.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9FEFEF9-03F5-4CD4-AF89-7DE766C429BB}' (runs on registration).
  • Setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2DAB0969-98C5-42CB-ABEA-3CF60CBC91C8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BootStartLiveupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSI Live Update.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • LU5.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Live Update 5' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\ControlCenter\LU5.exe /reminder.
  • BootStartLiveupdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LiveUpdate 5' which loads as C:\Program Files\Live Update 5\BootStartLiveupdate.exe /reminder.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 5\unins000.exe'.
  • LU5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 5\LU5.exe'.
  • BootStartLiveupdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 5\BootStartLiveupdate.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

LU5.exe
Memory:24.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001399952%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008160%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005839%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:231,752
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:2
70 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Live Update 5?

Quickly and completely remove Live Update 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Live Update 5 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 Live Update 5, 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 Live Update 5.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,528

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.12%
Windows 8 25.49%
Windows XP 4.91%
Windows Vista 1.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.72%
Windows 7 Professional 14.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.89%
Windows 8 Pro 4.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.94%
  Germany 9.93%
  France 9.85%
  United Kingdom 4.21%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  Sweden 2.73%
  Canada 2.62%
  Taiwan 2.32%
  Poland 1.77%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Italy 1.40%
  Australia 1.40%
  Czech Republic 1.25%
  Norway 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 34.99%
ASUS 21.33%
Acer 18.90%
Dell 8.56%
Hewlett-Packard 5.11%
GIGABYTE 4.73%
American Megatrends 3.07%
Medion 1.28%
Lenovo 1.28%
Intel 0.77%
Common models
MSI MS-7751 7.62%
MSI MS-7758 7.46%
MSI MS-7821 6.46%
MSI MS-7693 5.10%
MSI MS-7681 4.78%
MSI MS-7752 4.36%

About MSI Co., LTD

Micro-Star International (MSI) is a motherboard and video card manufacturer that also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers and workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices.
Publisher URL: www.msi.com

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