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Should I remove MSI Live Update 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,778
United States Rank #26,694
Reach 0.0075%
Installation trends (last 30 days)


6.1.014 19.44%
6.1.012 45.37%
6.1.011 4.63%
6.1.009 12.96%
6.1.008 1.85%
6.0.025 5.56%
6.0.024 3.70%
6.0.021 0.93%
6.0.017 4.63%
6.0.014 0.93%

MSI Live Update 6


MSI Live Update 6 is a program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most used version is 6.1.012, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 17 files and is usually about 31.15 MB (32,664,365 bytes). Live Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 38% of users of MSI Live Update 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 31.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Live Update 6

  • MSI_Info.dll (by MSI) - MSI Information DLL
  • Setupx32.exe (by MSI) - MSI Setupx32 (Setupx32)
  • NTIOLib.sys - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys
  • acpimof.dll (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Resource only DLL containing MOF for ASL code)
  • Live Update.exe (by Micro-Star INT'L) - Live Update 6 Application
  • MSI_LiveUpdate_Service.exe (by Micro-Star INT'L) - MSI Live Update Service
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Live Update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68F0178B-5729-48D0-87A2-C49F63DF0236}' (runs on registration).
  • MSI_LiveUpdate_Service.exe runs as a service named 'MSI_LiveUpdate_Service' (MSI_LiveUpdate_Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Live Update.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Live Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update\Live Update.exe /REMINDER.

How do I remove MSI Live Update 6?

Quickly and completely remove MSI Live Update 6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MSI Live Update 6 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 MSI Live Update 6, 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 MSI Live Update 6.

Win 8 69%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 68.52%
Windows 7 31.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 28.70%
Windows 10 Home 27.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 10.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 8.1 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.90%
  Germany 16.13%
  France 8.06%
  United Kingdom 7.26%
  Italy 6.45%
  Canada 4.03%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Latvia 1.61%
  PR 1.61%
  UA 1.61%
  Australia 0.81%
  BD 0.81%
  Switzerland 0.81%
  DK 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 21.43%
MSI 7.14%
Dell 7.14%
Alienware 7.14%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 15.46%
MSI MS-7917 11.34%
MSI MS-7751 4.12%
MSI MS-7821 4.12%
MSI MS-7850 4.12%
MSI MS-7817 4.12%

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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