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Should I remove LiveUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,757
United States Rank #21,706
Reach 0.0191%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.08 days
385.87 days >
Average installed length: 202.75 days


VersionDistribution 13.00% 6.10% 0.27%
1.31 4.51%
1.30 6.10%
1.29 29.44%
1.28 18.04%
1.25 4.24%
1.24 3.98%
1.22 10.34%
1.20 1.06%
1.19 0.80%
1.14 2.12%

Other programs by ASUS


What is LiveUpdate?

ASUS LiveUpdate is a program designed to manage all installed ASUS PC 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.


The most used version is 1.29, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is LiveUpdate.exe. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 8.67 MB (9,092,725 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\LiveUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{38E5A3B1-ADF1-47E0-8024-76310A30EB36}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LiveUpdate

Program executable:LiveUpdate.exe
Name:LiveUpdate Application
Asus EeePC LiveUpdate for Bios, Driver, Software and Hotfix.
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe
Additional files:
  • MultiLanguageString.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - MultiLanguageString Dynamic Link Library
  • ClientSocket.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ClientSocket Dynamic Link Library
  • Enumeration.dll - Enumerat Dynamic Link Library
  • Parser.dll - Parser Dynamic Link Library
  • Win7.dll - Win7 Dynamic Link Library
  • UIImageResource.dll - UIImageResource Library (UIImageResource)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - LiveUpdate Application (Asus EeePC LiveUpdate for Bios, Driver, Software and Hotfix.)
  • Help.exe - LiveUpdate Help
  • ASIo.dll (by ASUSTek) - AsIO Library for ASUSUpdate(PE) (AsIO DLL)
  • DetectDll.dll (by Elantech Devices) - Elantech Device Tool (ETD Ware Installation Application)
  • UpdateSelf.exe (by ASUSTek Computer) - LiveUpdate (Liveupdate update myself when need fix myself)
  • AsWMIACPI.dll
  • EeeStorageCommander.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LiveUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A89ED-0824-4E66-93DE-CB46B9CEB056}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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.

How do I remove LiveUpdate?

You can uninstall 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 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 LiveUpdate.

Win 10 67%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.58%
Windows 7 23.08%
Windows XP 10.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.65%
Windows 8.1 12.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.86%
Windows 8 5.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.53%
  Italy 20.86%
  Germany 6.42%
  France 5.61%
  Australia 3.74%
  United Kingdom 3.74%
  Spain 2.67%
  Brazil 2.67%
  Canada 2.14%
  Thailand 1.87%
  Norway 1.60%
  Russia 1.60%
  Israel 1.60%
  Czech Republic 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 84.44%
American Megatrends 10.51%
Acer 3.11%
Dell 1.95%
Common models
ASUSTeK ME400C 15.79%
ASUSTeK 1215B 8.31%
ASUSTeK 1001PXD 5.82%
ASUSTeK 1011PX 5.54%
ASUSTeK TF810C 4.99%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 4.43%

About ASUS

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


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