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Should I remove ASUS Live Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #106
United States Rank #168
Reach 4.1350%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.76 days
347.00 days >
Average installed length: 182.32 days


3.4.4 0.32%
3.4.3 8.31%
3.4.2 0.05%
3.4.1 2.20%
3.4.0 0.07%
3.3.7 1.42%
3.3.5 2.24%
3.3.4 11.37%
3.3.2 0.51%
3.3.0 0.17%
3.2.9 1.92%
3.2.8 3.00%
3.2.7 3.13%
3.2.6 3.00%
3.2.5 0.52%
3.2.4 2.25%
3.2.3 1.28%
3.2.2 2.21%
3.1.9 11.50%
3.1.8 5.71%
3.1.7 8.01%
3.1.5 0.07%
3.1.2 4.24%
3.1.0 0.86%
3.0.8 1.20%
3.0.7 0.62%
3.0.6 3.13%
3.0.3 0.57%
2.5.9 17.97%
2.5.8 0.29%
2.5.7 0.56%
2.5.6 0.94%
2.5.4 0.09%
2.5.3 0.07%
2.5.2 0.01%
2.5.1 0.07%
2.4.9 0.07%
2.4.8 0.05%

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.


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 creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named LiveUpdate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 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.

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
ASUS Live Update
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\LiveUpdate.exe
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
  • checkmetro.dll
  • smbinfo.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LiveUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASUS Live Update2' (runs daily at 14:35).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASUS Live Update3.
Startup File (User Run)
  • LiveUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LiveUpdate.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\LiveUpdate.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LiveUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ASUS Live Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\LiveUpdate.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LiveUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\LiveUpdate.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Live Update.

Win 10 65%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.00%
Windows 7 33.31%
Windows Vista 1.53%
Windows XP 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.69%
Windows 10 Home 24.13%
Windows 8.1 22.98%
Windows 8 7.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.51%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.53%
  Italy 9.44%
  France 8.02%
  Germany 5.13%
  United Kingdom 3.54%
  Canada 3.17%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Australia 2.47%
  Spain 1.90%
  Sweden 1.70%
  Brazil 1.25%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Norway 1.07%
  Poland 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.57%
Dell 0.17%
Hewlett-Packard 0.17%
Acer 0.09%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 3.63%
ASUSTeK X551MA 3.32%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.79%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.71%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.61%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.48%

About ASUS

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

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Alfie-caover a year ago
This program drives me insane. It can not be set to quietly run in the background - no idea what the schedule is as it is constantly popping up nag windows that it needs administrator permission to make changes to the computer. This pop-up will not go away unless yes/or no is clicked on. Computer is locked up until it is done. Ii also pops up the taskbar back on from hiding - which makes it impossible to activate any security notes under the taskbar. Pop ups are so frequent that it disrupts any work (mine about every 5 minutes 24/7). Not knowing if safe to remove, I had simply renamed .exe to .xex. Now I do get nag pop ups from Windows that it can't find it. Well - at least these popups are in the middle of screen and can be closed off without hassle. Update once a day at start up is sufficient, as other software looks after updates as well.. In my opinion Asus Liveupdate behaves like spyware, not updating , but constantly harvesting information about user activities..