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GraphicsSwitch is a software program developed by ASUS. 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 graphicsswitch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 11.42 MB (11,976,818 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 78% of users of GraphicsSwitch come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0BC8B21E-EB38-4174-827B-89A5F80E8DDA}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GraphicsSwitch

Program executable:graphicsswitch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\graphicsswitch\graphicsswitch.exe
Additional files:
  • ClientSocket.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ClientSocket Dynamic Link Library
  • LiveUpdate.exe (by AsusTek Computer) - LiveUpdate Application (Asus EeePC LiveUpdate for Bios, Driver, Software and Hotfix.)
  • LocaleMeCommonLibrary.dll - LocaleMeCommonLibrary
  • GPUStatusMonitor.exe - GPUStatusMonitor (Asus EeePC GraphicsSwitch GPU Status Setting Tool.)
  • Help.exe - LiveUpdate Help
  • MapUILibrary.dll - MapUILibrary
  • LocaleMe.exe - LocaleMe
  • aprp.exe (by ASUSTek Computer) - APRP (ASUS Product Register Program)
  • ASIo.dll (by ASUSTek Computer) - AsIO Library for ASUSUpdate(PE) (AsUpIO DLL)
  • AsUpIoIns.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - AsIoIns Application (AsIoIns MFC Application)
  • Asus Vibe.exe - AsusVibe Application
  • AsusVibe2.0.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - AsusVibe2.0
  • AsusVibeCheckUpdate.exe - AsusVibeCheckUpdate
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe
  • AsusVibeLiveUpdate.exe - AsusVibeLiveUpdate
  • AsWMIACPI.dll
  • AutomaticUpdate.dll - AutomaticUpdate
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • AxInterop.TVUAx.dll
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • CustomControls.dll (by ASUSTEK) - CustomControls
  • DetectDll.dll (by ELAN Microelectronic) - ELAN Tools (ELAN Detect PS2 Protocol Tool)
  • dotNetFX35setup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup)
  • dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup)
  • Download.dll - Download
  • EeeStorageCommander.exe
  • Enumeration.dll (by AsusTek Computer Inc) - Enumeration Dynamic Link Library
  • GetAsusInfomation.dll - GetAsusInfomation
  • GetMulStr.dll - GetMulStr
  • GetSkin.dll - GetSkin
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.LocationApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LocationApiLib'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • LocaleMe.XmlSerializers.dll
  • MultiLanguageString.dll
  • Parser.dll
  • PresentationCFFRasterizer.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET FX OpenType/CFF Rasterizer)
  • PresentationCore.dll
  • PresentationFramework.dll
  • PresentationUI.dll
  • ReachFramework.dll
  • smbinfo.dll
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe - Eee Super Hybrid Engine
  • System.Core.dll - .NET Framework
  • System.Printing.dll
  • UIAutomationProvider.dll
  • UIAutomationTypes.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninst.exe
  • UninstallV1.exe - Uninstal
  • UpdateSelf.exe - LiveUpdate (Liveupdate update myself when need fix myself)
  • VibeClientDBRequest.dll (by ASUSTek COMPUTER) - VibeClientDBRequest
  • Win7.dll
  • WindowsBase.dll
  • WMPControlLibrary.dll - WMPControlLibrary

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61D02E40-EBFF-479C-9C8C-A1D397BB480E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AsusVibeSchedule.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Eee Super Hybrid Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SHE\SuperHybridEngine.exe.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SuperHybridEngine' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SHE\SuperHybridEngine.exe.
  • aprp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ASUSPRP' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\APRP\APRP.EXE.
  • LiveUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LiveUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\Asus\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe auto.
  • AsusVibeLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AsusVibeLuncher' which loads as C:\Program Files\Asus\AsusVibe\AsusVibeLauncher.exe /start.

How do I remove GraphicsSwitch?

Quickly and completely remove GraphicsSwitch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GraphicsSwitch 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GraphicsSwitch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 GraphicsSwitch.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  South Africa 11.11%
  France 11.11%

About ASUS

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


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