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Should I remove Asmedia ASM104x USB Host Controller Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #318
United States Rank #442
Reach 1.8780%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.18 days
595.40 days >
Average installed length: 312.84 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.34% 0.46% 0.74% 2.41% 1.03% 8.89% 2.15% 2.31% 0.03% 5.84% 1.72% 1.19% 0.01% 3.98% 0.06% 6.73% 14.41% 5.71% 4.05% 4.06% 15.22% 0.02% 5.27% 6.26% 2.99% 0.65% 2.51% 0.76% 0.04% 0.16%

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Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver

What is Asmedia ASM104x USB Host Controller Driver?

This is the software driver package for the installed Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller. The driver package is required in order for the Asmedia ASM104x USB enabled device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware or device.


The most used version is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 2.27 MB (2,380,356 bytes). ASM104FWUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asmedia.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASM104xUSB3\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E4FB0B39-C991-4EE7-95DD-1A1A7857D33D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver

  • setup.exe - Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
  • asmthub3.sys - ASMedia USB3 Hub Driver
  • asmtxhci.sys - ASMEDIA XHCI Host Controller Driver
  • ASM104FWUpdate.exe - ASMT 104X (ASM 104 Firmware Update)
  • asmiodll.dll
  • devconAMD64.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • EXEInstallPlugin.dll (by Apple) - Apple Software Update
  • MSIInstallPlugin.dll (by Apple)
  • ScriptingObjectModel.dll
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe
  • SoftwareUpdateAdmin.dll
  • SoftwareUpdateFiles.dll
  • SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{394F5A21-A9F0-4962-8410-233ABE95B98F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppleSoftwareUpdate.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0081179871%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00552406%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00259392%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,051,645
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.05 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.99 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Asmedia ASM104x USB Host Controller Driver?

You can uninstall Asmedia ASM104x USB Host Controller Driver 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 Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver, 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 Asmedia ASM104x USB Host Controller Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.36%
Windows 10 20.76%
Windows XP 0.67%
Windows Vista 0.20%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.15%
Windows 7 Professional 13.50%
Windows 10 Home 6.02%
Windows 10 Pro 4.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.54%
  Germany 9.85%
  United Kingdom 5.57%
  France 5.04%
  Italy 4.02%
  Canada 3.49%
  Australia 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  Spain 1.56%
  Sweden 1.55%
  Taiwan 1.37%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Iran 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 66.57%
Acer 10.02%
Medion 8.46%
Samsung 6.24%
Hewlett-Packard 4.09%
Dell 3.11%
MSI 0.42%
Alienware 0.37%
Lenovo 0.19%
Common models
ASUSTeK K54C 9.61%
ASUSTeK K53E 9.35%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 8.91%
ASUSTeK K53SD 7.69%
ASUS All Series 6.00%
ASUSTeK K53SV 5.06%


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