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Should I remove Live Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,879
United States Rank #1,480
Reach 0.2069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.96 days
323.25 days >
Average installed length: 169.84 days


2.00.8103 0.44%
2.00.8102 1.50%
2.00.8100 7.55%
2.00.3008 14.57%
2.00.3007 19.87%
2.00.3006 11.09%
2.00.3004 17.54%
2.00.3003 23.99%
2.00.3002 3.46%

Live Updater

What is Live Updater?

Live Updater is a program designed to manage all installed Gateway programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is 2.00.3003, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 3.78 MB (3,964,928 bytes) when donwloaded.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Help link: www.gateway.com
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EE26E302-876A-48D9-9058-3129E5B99999}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Live Updater?

You can uninstall Live Updater 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 Live Updater, 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 Live Updater.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.98%
Windows 7 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.50%
Windows 8 31.18%
Windows 10 Home 12.64%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.01%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.25%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 0.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.21%
  Canada 4.12%
  Mexico 1.40%
  Brazil 1.14%
  PR 0.29%
  Japan 0.27%
  Australia 0.20%
  India 0.07%
  New Zealand 0.07%
  Philippines 0.07%
  Spain 0.07%
  GU 0.07%
  TT 0.05%
  Uruguay 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.88%
Hewlett-Packard 0.07%
Gateway 0.05%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 28.76%
Gateway SX2110G 14.63%
Gateway DX4870 7.13%
Gateway DX4380G 3.65%
Gateway NE-522 3.25%
Gateway NE71B 2.98%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com


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