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Should I remove ASUS Easy Update 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,590
United States Rank #7,421
Reach 0.0456%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.60 days
283.25 days >
Average installed length: 148.83 days


3.00.10 3.12%
3.00.09 0.78%
3.00.08 54.23%
3.00.06 41.87%

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ASUS Easy Update 2

What is ASUS Easy Update 2?

This is an application designed to provide you with a simple means of staying up to date with the latest software releases for your system.


ASUS Easy Update 2 is a program developed by ASUS. The most used version is 3.00.08, 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. 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 alu.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.72 MB (3,900,185 bytes). PEUpdater.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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of ASUS Easy Update 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\asus\asus easy update
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E7AA854E-6756-
Estimated size: 3.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Easy Update 2

Program executable:alu.exe
Name:ALU Application
ALU MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\asus easy update\alu.exe
Additional files:
  • PEUpdater.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - PEUpdater Application
  • BiosInfo.dll (by ASUSTeK Computer) - ASUSTeK BIOSINFO.DLL (Get the ASUS BIOS Information)
  • LiveUpdt.exe - LiveUpdt Application (EasyUpdt MFC Application)
  • ASUSBIOS.DLL - DLL for ASUSBIOS Flash Driver with reserving DMI information
  • Bs_def.dll - ASUS BS_DEF (ASUS BIOS Flash Default Driver)
  • RegSchdTask.exe
  • AsIO.dll (by ASUSTek Computer) - AsIO Library for ASUSUpdate(PE) (AsUpIO DLL)
  • PEInfo.dll - PEInfo Dynamic Link Library (PEInfo DLL)
  • AsMultiLang.dll - AsMultiLang
  • AsTaskSched.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ALU.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Programma di aggiornamento online di ASUS' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10.00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ALU.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASUS Easy Update.

How do I remove ASUS Easy Update 2?

You can uninstall ASUS Easy Update 2 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 ASUS Easy Update 2, 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 ASUS Easy Update 2.

Win 10 82%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.07%
Windows 7 17.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 45.70%
Windows 10 Home 15.53%
Windows 8 15.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.62%
Windows 7 Professional 4.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.76%
  Canada 12.78%
  Italy 5.88%
  Germany 4.38%
  France 3.45%
  Taiwan 2.33%
  Sweden 2.24%
  Spain 1.96%
  United Kingdom 1.96%
  Australia 1.77%
  Norway 1.21%
  Switzerland 1.03%
  Ireland 0.84%
  Finland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 97.69%
Acer 1.16%
Dell 0.58%
Hewlett-Packard 0.58%
Common models
ASUSTeK M11BB 22.01%
ASUSTeK M51AC 12.98%
ASUSTeK M11AD 11.06%
ASUSTeK M51BC 9.82%
ASUSTeK G10AC 6.32%
ASUSTeK G30AB 5.64%

About ASUS

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


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