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Should I remove ASUSUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,195
United States Rank #3,170
Reach 0.1797%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.72 days
227.77 days >
Average installed length: 119.68 days


7.19.01 0.11%
7.18.06 0.54%
7.18.05 0.48%
7.18.03 79.14%
7.18.02 5.65%
7.18.01 0.23%
7.17.17 12.00%
7.17.14 0.11%
7.17.13 1.44%
7.17.12 0.31%

Other programs by ASUS


What is ASUSUpdate?

The ASUSUpdate function will automatically detect your model, and direct you to the appropriate download page.

About  (from ASUS)

In order to provide faster and easier access to ASUS Support Site, we have designed a special function known as ASUS Navigation Wizard to assist you in selecting your product. To achieve this, we will require you to install the components of this program onto your PC. The components are solely used for "ASUS Navigation...  Read more


ASUSUpdate is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 7.18.03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Update.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 17.81 MB (18,676,620 bytes). The installed file Update.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 10. While about 48% of users of ASUSUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUSUpdate
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{587178E7-B1DF-
Estimated size: 17.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASUSUpdate

Program executable:Update.exe
Name:ASUS Update
ASUS Windows Platform Flash Program
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUSUpdate\Update.exe
Additional files:
  • WinFlash.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - ASUS Window Base BIOS Flash Program (ASUS Window base BIOS Flash Program)
  • BiosInfo.dll (by ASUSTeK Computer) - ASUSTeK BIOSINFO.DLL (Get the ASUS BIOS Information)
  • MyLogo.exe - MyLogo Application (MyLogo MFC Application)
  • ASUSBIOS.DLL - DLL for ASUSBIOS Flash Driver with reserving DMI information
  • BS_DEF.DLL - ASUS BS_DEF (ASUS BIOS Flash Default Driver)
  • Update.exe - ASUS Update (ASUS Windows Platform Flash Program)
  • PE_FILE.dll
  • PE_Rom.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AD7303E4-6545-4857-9B5B-00E86B3148D0}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Update.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUSUpdate\Update.exe'.

How do I remove ASUSUpdate?

You can uninstall ASUSUpdate 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 ASUSUpdate, 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 ASUSUpdate.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.56%
Windows 10 13.78%
Windows XP 4.48%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.09%
Windows 7 Professional 16.34%
Windows 10 Home 4.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.45%
Windows 10 Pro 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.85%
  Germany 9.47%
  France 5.29%
  United Kingdom 4.83%
  Italy 4.35%
  Canada 2.87%
  Taiwan 2.83%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Sweden 1.31%
  Finland 1.26%
  Australia 1.24%
  Spain 1.13%
  Argentina 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 80.92%
Dell 10.04%
Acer 9.04%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM1730/CM1830 21.53%
ASUSTeK CM1630 19.13%
ASUSTeK CM5675 7.10%
ASUSTeK CM5671 6.99%
ASUSTeK CG1330 6.76%
ASUSTek Computer INC. ET2... 3.67%

About ASUS

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


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