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Should I remove MSI Live Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,719
United States Rank #7,289
Reach 0.0649%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.02 days
177.63 days >
Average installed length: 93.33 days


6.0.012 26.72%
6.0.011 8.98%
6.0.010 15.00%
6.0.009 19.45%
6.0.007 0.47%
6.0.006 17.89%
6.0.005 11.09%
6.0.004 0.39%

MSI Live Update


MSI Live Update is a program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most used version is 6.0.012, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 178.55 MB (187,225,063 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of MSI Live Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com/index.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 178.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Live Update

  • Setupx32.exe (by MSI) - MSI Setupx32 (Setupx32)
  • Live Update 6.exe (by MSI) - Live Update (Live Update Setup)
  • NTIOLib.sys - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Live Update 5 (Live Update 5 Setup)
  • acpimof.dll (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (LEDCtrl DLL for ASL code)
  • Live Update.exe (by Micro-Star International) - Live Update 6 Application
  • MSI_LiveUpdate_Service.exe (by Micro-Star International) - MSI Live Update Service
  • nvapi9x.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIANVidia GPIO Dll
  • nvgpio.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • NTGLM7X.sys (by MICRO-STAR INT'L) - MSI PCAlert 4
  • NTGLM7X64.sys (by MICRO-STAR INT'L)
  • SUtility.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Live Update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9A60A394-A978-4D65-B64A-6E232411564D}' (runs on registration).
  • MSI_LiveUpdate_Service.exe runs as a service named 'MSI_LiveUpdate_Service' (MSI_LiveUpdate_Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Live Update.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Live Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update\Live Update.exe /REMINDER.

How do I remove MSI Live Update?

You can uninstall MSI Live Update 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 MSI Live Update, 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 MSI Live Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.23%
Windows 10 44.44%
Windows XP 0.85%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 19.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.85%
Windows 7 Professional 13.79%
Windows 8.1 10.19%
Windows 10 Pro 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.99%
  Germany 9.42%
  France 8.62%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Netherlands 3.78%
  Italy 2.39%
  Canada 2.25%
  Belgium 2.19%
  Sweden 2.12%
  Poland 1.53%
  Norway 1.39%
  Australia 1.19%
  DK 1.13%
  Taiwan 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 29.70%
ASUS 23.94%
Acer 23.94%
Hewlett-Packard 7.27%
Dell 6.06%
American Megatrends 2.73%
Alienware 1.21%
Lenovo 1.21%
Medion 0.91%
Samsung 0.61%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 8.75%
MSI MS-7693 5.74%
MSI MS-7816 5.46%
MSI MS-7751 5.36%
MSI MS-7758 4.99%
MSI MS-7850 4.89%

About MSI Co., LTD

Micro-Star International (MSI) is a motherboard and video card manufacturer that also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers and workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices.
Publisher URL: www.msi.com


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