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Should I remove FOX LiveUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 2.44% 2.44% 2.44% 2.44% 51.22% 4.88% 4.88% 9.76% 2.44% 2.44% 7.32% 7.32%

FOX LiveUpdate


FOX LiveUpdate is a program developed by Foxconn. 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. The main program executable is FXEXPAND.EXE. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 8 MB (8,385,674 bytes). LiveUpdate.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 XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of FOX LiveUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Foxconn.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foxconn\FOX LiveUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6BF7DB90-660E-440D-A2A7-68474C7F70F4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FOX LiveUpdate

Program executable:FXEXPAND.EXE
Name:Utility CD
Path:C:\Program Files\Foxconn\FOX LiveUpdate\FXEXPAND.EXE
Additional files:
  • FXDrvCtl.dll - FXDrvCtl Dynamic Link Library (FXDrvCtl DLL)
  • FoxAwdWFlashDLL.dll - BIOS Flash Dynamic Library (BIOS Flash DLL)
  • SkinMagic.dll (by Appspeed) - Appspeed SkinMagic Toolkit (SkinMagic Toolkit)
  • DLL.dll - DLL Dynamic Link Library (DLL DLL)
  • InStall.exe - InStall Application (InStall MFC Application)
  • lurun.exe - lurun Application (lurun MFC Application)
  • LiveInstall.exe - Fox LiveInstall
  • FoxLoader.exe
  • LiveUpdate.exe - FOX LiveUpdate (FOX LiveUpate)
  • FXEXPAND.EXE (by SuperUtility) - Utility CD (Fxdrv)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FoxLoader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FoxLUGertman.

How do I remove FOX LiveUpdate?

You can uninstall FOX LiveUpdate 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 FOX LiveUpdate, 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 FOX LiveUpdate.

Win XP 34%
Win Vista 2%
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 43.90%
Windows XP 34.15%
Windows Vista 17.07%
Windows 10 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 34.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 7 Professional 7.32%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.35%
  United Kingdom 14.04%
  Germany 8.77%
  South Africa 5.26%
  DZ 3.51%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  Turkey 3.51%
  Japan 3.51%
  Mexico 1.75%
  Austria 1.75%
  France 1.75%
  Philippines 1.75%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Greece 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.00%
Intel 35.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
Common models
wortmann O.E.M 7.69%
Novatech Ltd H67 Platform 7.69%
Novatech Ltd Desktop PC 7.69%
Foxconn C51XEM2AA 7.69%


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