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Should I remove AI Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,375
United States Rank #4,276
Reach 0.0473%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.82 days
221.64 days >
Average installed length: 116.46 days


1.08.12 0.11%
1.08.10 24.44%
1.08.09 0.21%
1.08.08 5.57%
1.08.07 41.69%
1.08.06 7.61%
1.08.05 9.97%
1.08.03 4.82%
1.08.02 2.25%
1.07.00 0.64%
1.05.01 0.86%
1.04.00 1.82%

Typically installed together

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AI Manager

What is AI Manager?  (from ASUS)

The ASUS exclusive AI Manager provides a simple platform for you to adjust performance, operate utilities and get system information. It is the ultimate performance under specific selected mode for: Gaming, High Performance, Standard, Energy Saving.


AI Manager is a program developed by ASUS. The most used version is 1.08.07, 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. 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 main program executable is aimanager.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 18.75 MB (19,657,828 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 89% of users of AI Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Manager
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4AF95DE2-B54D-
Estimated size: 18.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AI Manager

Program executable:aimanager.exe
Name:AI Manager
AI Manager Main Process
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\ai manager\aimanager.exe
Additional files:
  • AsDmi.dll (by ASUSTeK) - AsDmi Dynamic Link Library (Parse DMI information)
  • AsShellApplication.exe (by ASUSTeK) - All Project (Helper AP for Windows ShellExec for NT)
  • AsShellHelper.dll - ShellExec Helper for all projects
  • AsTuneProfile.dll - AI Manager (Modify INI from DMI)
  • Bar.dll - AI Bar mode
  • PageContainer.dll - AI Content Page
  • ReadDMI.dll - Modify from DMI
  • AsTaskSched.dll - AsTaskSc (AsTaskSchedule)
  • AsMultiLang.dll - AsMultiL Dynamic Link Library
  • AsIO.dll - AsIO Dynamic Link Library (AsIO DLL)
  • AsUninsHlp.dll (by asusTEK) - asusTEK AsUninsHlp (AsUninsHlp)
  • AsInsHelp.dll (by asusTEK) - asusTEK AsInsHelp (AsInsHelp)
  • RegSchdTask.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AIManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D361D2BB-9D89-420B-B5D5-E307B785AF41}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AIManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ai Manager.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AsShellApplication.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AsShellApplication' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\Eee Manager\AsShellApplication.exe.
  • AIManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RunAIManager' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Manager\AIManager.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000098102%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000966%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000015%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,180
8,062,084 average
Memory:22.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0680314933%
Kernel CPU:0.05072593%
User CPU:0.01730556%
CPU cycles/sec:12,940,793
I/O reads/min:1.92 MB
I/O writes/min:2.56 KB

How do I remove AI Manager?

You can uninstall AI Manager 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AI Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AI Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.68%
Windows 10 10.26%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Windows XP 1.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.48%
Windows 10 Home 8.49%
Windows 7 Professional 4.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.34%
  Taiwan 6.42%
  Germany 0.93%
  Canada 0.86%
  Italy 0.60%
  Finland 0.20%
  Sweden 0.20%
  Netherlands 0.20%
  France 0.13%
  Portugal 0.13%
  DK 0.13%
  United Kingdom 0.13%
  Vietnam 0.07%
  Belgium 0.07%

About ASUS

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

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Steve Norfolkover a year ago
This program cannot be removed if a password has been selected and then forgotten. As a result I cannot use external hard drives, flash drives or CD/DVD's.