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Should I remove ASUS Instant On?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,937
United States Rank #10,321
Reach 0.0187%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.26 days
1.15 days >
Average installed length: 0.61 days


1.02.01 35.23%
1.01.09 5.69%
1.01.08 30.62%
1.01.06 28.46%

Other programs by ASUS

ASUS Instant On

What is ASUS Instant On?

Instant On adds a toggle button to Windows which replaces the "Shut down" button with "Sleep" in the Start menu in order to provide instant-on capabilities to ASUS notebooks. ASUS introduced this instant on capability branded "Express Gate" on select motherboards, using DeviceVM's Splashtop software and dedicated flash memory.

About  (from ASUS)

Instant On is a sleep mode that it can wake up your Eee PC ready to use in 3 seconds and more than 21 days of sleep time in battery mode. First put your Instant On Enable. You can find Instant On application in Windows 7 with ASUS Win7 OEM OS shippment.


The most common release is 1.02.01, 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 primary executable is named asinstanton.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.59 MB (3,760,460 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Instant On
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CCC4652E
Estimated size: 3.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Instant On

Program executable:asinstanton.exe
Tool to hook keyboard and handle hybrid-sleep behavior
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\asus instant on\asinstanton.exe
Additional files:
  • HookKeyHelper.dll (by ASUSTeK Computer) - ASUS models (Helper tool for Desktop BU)
  • AsTaskSched.dll - AsTaskSc (AsTaskSchedule)
  • RegSchdTask.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer)
  • MSPowerLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AsInstantOn.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASUS\Asus HybridSleep Helper'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AsInstantOn.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Asus HybridSleep Helper.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000235545%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001829%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000527%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,265
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:67 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove ASUS Instant On?

You can uninstall ASUS Instant On 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 Instant On, 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 Instant On.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.53%
Windows 10 25.20%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.59%
Windows 10 Home 16.21%
Windows 7 Professional 15.11%
Windows 10 Pro 2.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.75%
Windows 8 Pro 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.53%
  Taiwan 7.37%
  Germany 5.18%
  Canada 3.78%
  Italy 3.19%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  France 1.39%
  United Kingdom 1.39%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Switzerland 0.60%
  Portugal 0.60%
  Singapore 0.40%
  SB 0.40%
  Norway 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.37%
Acer 0.31%
Dell 0.31%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6870 26.39%
ASUSTeK CM6630_CM6730_CM6... 21.94%
ASUSTeK CM1740 10.00%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 7.50%
ASUSTeK M11AD 6.94%
ASUSTeK CM1831 5.00%

About ASUS

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

comments3 comments

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Scott Satelliteover a year ago
You can get into trouble really fast when you start removing factory installed programs and components on a whim. The smarter approach would be to disable the program from the start-up menu and see how your computer behaves. After testing your system with the program disabled you find you are satisfied with the performance create a Restore Point and THEN remove the program.
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MiloDCover a year ago
If you're using Windows 8/8.1, then this really isn't necessary. My Windows 8 ASUS laptop wakes up from sleep in 5 to 10 seconds, that's plenty fast.
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danwat1234over a year ago
I would just remove it. The computer sleeps very quickly and wakes up from sleep very quickly without the help of the magical "Instant On" software.