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Should I remove FW LiveUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,986
United States Rank #13,369
Reach 0.0272%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.86 days
320.49 days >
Average installed length: 168.39 days


VersionDistribution 0.37% 1.12% 74.12% 0.19% 24.21%

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FW LiveUpdate

What is FW LiveUpdate?

FW LiveUpdate is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for any new releases and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named nerosoundtrax-ESD_small-20130807080507187-12.0.01700.nsx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,500,111 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tsstodd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TSST Korea\FW LiveUpdate
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1
Estimated size: 3.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by FW LiveUpdate

Program executable:nerosoundtrax-ESD_small-20130807080507187-12.0.01700.nsx.exe
Additional files:
  • RegToINI.exe
  • FWManager.exe - FWManager (TSST ODD Firmware manager)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FWManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B7475720-8DFA-4609-BC5D-DAD35D4B47E7}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FWManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Name of App' which loads as C:\Program Files\TSST Korea\FW LiveUpdate\FWManager.exe r.

How do I remove FW LiveUpdate?

You can uninstall FW 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 FW 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 FW LiveUpdate.

Win 10 46%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 46.28%
Windows 7 44.98%
Windows XP 5.95%
Windows Vista 2.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.24%
Windows 8.1 11.09%
Windows 10 Home 10.90%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.15%
Windows 10 Pro 7.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.58%
  Germany 13.26%
  United Kingdom 11.91%
  Italy 4.87%
  France 3.86%
  Belgium 3.19%
  Netherlands 2.85%
  Canada 2.68%
  Sweden 2.18%
  DK 1.85%
  Australia 1.68%
  Switzerland 1.34%
  Austria 1.17%
  Finland 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.55%
Dell 15.85%
Hewlett-Packard 15.14%
Samsung 12.68%
ASUS 10.21%
Lenovo 7.04%
Toshiba 4.23%
Intel 3.52%
American Megatrends 2.11%
MSI 1.41%
Medion 1.06%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.10%
ASUSTeK X202E 2.55%
MSI MS-7850 2.55%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 1.91%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 1.91%


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