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Should I remove ASUS Live Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #202
United States Rank #415
Reach 3.3975%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.36 days
512.22 days >
Average installed length: 269.13 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.2.7 0.07%
3.2.6 0.64%
3.2.5 0.21%
3.2.4 0.76%
3.2.3 0.82%
3.2.2 2.46%
3.1.9 15.23%
3.1.8 8.97%
3.1.7 14.99%
3.1.5 0.13%
3.1.2 7.86%
3.1.0 1.52%
3.0.8 1.91%
3.0.7 0.95%
3.0.6 6.79%
3.0.3 1.18%
2.5.9 31.09%
2.5.8 0.46%
2.5.7 1.20%
2.5.6 2.02%
2.5.4 0.22%
2.5.3 0.14%
2.5.2 0.02%
2.5.1 0.10%
2.4.9 0.18%
2.4.8 0.09%

Other programs by ASUS

ASUS Live Update

What is ASUS Live Update?

The Live Update application provides users with a means of having the system components updated automatically. Users can also schedule the updates so they can take place daily, every third day, weekly, every second week, monthly or every third month as opposed to automatically.

Overview

ASUS Live Update is a software program developed by ASUS. It is typically pre-installed with most new ASUS computers. The most common release is 2.5.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (in many cases this is done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 programs's main executable is LiveUpdate.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 63.45 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 5.21 MB (5,457,907 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 36% of users of ASUS Live Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

This program is pre-installed on ASUS PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the ASUS PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Help link: support.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FA540E67-095C-4A1B-97BA-4D547DEC9AF4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Live Update

Program executable:LiveUpdate.exe
Name:LiveUpdate
ASUS Live Update
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\LiveUpdate.exe
MD5:710346f1c319257a754a7c0acc99a480
ASUS Live Update is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Additional files:
  • alvupdt.dll (by ASUSTek Computer) - ASUS Live Update core DLL
  • Battery.dll
  • LiveUpdate.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - LiveUpdate (ASUS Live Update)
  • aprp.exe (by ASUSTek Computer) - APRP (ASUS Product Register Program)
  • adrvld.dll
  • smbinfo.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LiveUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASUS Live Update2' (runs daily at 12:16 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASUS Live Update.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

LiveUpdate.exe
Memory:63.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022740697%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132597%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00094810%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ASUS Live Update?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.15%
Windows 8 31.17%
Windows Vista 3.22%
Windows XP 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.54%
Windows 8 16.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.65%
Windows 8.1 7.38%
Windows 7 Professional 3.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.61%
  Germany 6.79%
  Italy 6.29%
  France 5.19%
  Taiwan 4.23%
  Iran 3.18%
  Canada 2.74%
  Australia 2.68%
  Netherlands 2.64%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Spain 1.85%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Poland 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 97.81%
Hewlett-Packard 0.67%
Acer 0.62%
Dell 0.56%
American Megatrends 0.16%
Lenovo 0.07%
Alienware 0.03%
Toshiba 0.03%
Sahara 0.02%
Samsung 0.02%
GIGABYTE 0.01%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 3.48%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.76%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.33%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.31%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.23%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.00%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com

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