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Should I remove Live Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #424
United States Rank #824
Reach 1.4883%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.21 days
212.55 days >
Average installed length: 111.68 days


2.00.8103 0.71%
2.00.8102 2.23%
2.00.8101 0.22%
2.00.8100 36.13%
2.00.3010 18.87%
2.00.3008 2.46%
2.00.3007 3.23%
2.00.3006 11.13%
2.00.3004 16.94%
2.00.3003 4.72%
2.00.3002 3.37%

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Live Updater

What is Live Updater?

Live Updater is the update program which runs on the PC and checks for updates 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. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.

About  (from Acer)

The Acer Updater application automatically searches and finds any upgrades your laptop needs and you can have these updates right on the spot.Acer notebook owners find the latest updates for their systems and install them easily.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer\live updater\help
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)

Program filesFiles installed by Live Updater

  • updater.exe - Live Updater
  • liveupdater_agent.exe - Live Updater Agent

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • liveupdater_agent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ALUAgent' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 08:02).
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ALU' (runs daily at 07:17).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ALU.
  • liveupdater_agent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ALUAgent.

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.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.96%
Windows 7 0.03%
Windows XP 0.01%
Windows Vista 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 51.59%
Windows 8 15.97%
Windows 10 Home 15.44%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.06%
Windows 8.1 Connected 3.20%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.09%
  Italy 8.62%
  Germany 8.59%
  United Kingdom 6.64%
  Canada 6.54%
  France 4.34%
  Netherlands 3.11%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Australia 2.53%
  Spain 1.70%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Norway 1.50%
  Sweden 1.47%
  DK 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.92%
ASUS 0.02%
Hewlett-Packard 0.02%
Toshiba 0.01%
Intel 0.00%
Lenovo 0.00%
Packard Bell 0.00%
Dell 0.00%
Gateway 0.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 5.80%
Acer Aspire V3-771 4.99%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.60%
Acer Aspire E1-522 3.49%
Acer Aspire E1-531 3.22%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 2.92%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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