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Should I remove USBCharge+?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,913
United States Rank #41,679
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.42 days
1074.31 days >
Average installed length: 564.47 days


VersionDistribution 52.10% 5.04% 12.61% 6.72% 14.29% 0.84% 0.84% 1.68% 5.88%

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What is USBCharge+?

USBCharge+is a desktop application that runs in the Windows notification area that provides function to enabled the USB charger to run when the laptop battery is on and the PC is unplugged. It also has options to enable a quick charge through the USB port when the system is hybernating. In addition, the user can set the threshold to determine what battery level to turn charging off at.


The most used version is, 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 main program executable is usbchargesetting.exe. The software installer includes 207 files and is usually about 34.64 MB (36,318,138 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8165EFD2-0EB8-4C4F-A0E4-0E641B117ED2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 34.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by USBCharge+

Program executable:usbchargesetting.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\usbchargesetting\usbchargesetting.exe
Additional files:
  • AGFNEX.dll - ATK Generic Function Service (AGFNEX)
  • AGFNEX64.dll
  • GFNEXSrv.exe - GFNEXSrv
  • InstGFNEXSrv.exe - InstService
  • LocaleMeCommonLibrary.dll - LocaleMeCommonLibrary
  • Hook.dll - CapsAndNumNotifyDll (CapsAndNumKeyNotify)
  • InstAWMIACPISrv.exe - ATK WMIACPI Utility (Install ATKWMIACPI Service)
  • PhotoClub.exe - ASUS TemplateEditor
  • VirCam.exe - ASUS VirtualCamera (ASUS VirtualCamera Applicaion)
  • CapsHook.exe - CapsAadNumNotify
  • SmartCamera.exe - Smart Camera.exe (Smart Camera)
  • AsInsInit.exe - ASUS InstantOn (ASUS InstantOn Program)
  • AsInstSrv.exe
  • GadgetController.exe
  • InsOnSrv.exe
  • InsOnWMI.exe
  • InstantOnCOM.dll
  • InstantOnSetter.exe
  • ResumeInstantOn.exe
  • Welcome.exe
  • win7Mes.dll - Win7MesFilter
  • MapUILibrary.dll - MapUILibrary
  • LocaleMe.exe - LocaleMe
  • ACMON.exe - ACMON

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ACMON.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ACMON'.
  • AsInsInit.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASUS InstantOn Init'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Welcome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named InstantOnWelcome.
  • AsInsInit.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASUS InstantOn Init.
  • ACMON.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ACMON.
2 Services
  • InsOnSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASUS InstantOn Service' (ASUS InstantOn).
  • GFNEXSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ATKGFNEX Service' (ATKGFNEXSrv).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SmartCamera.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ASUS Smart Camera' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Smart Camera\SmartCamera.exe.
  • ACMON.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ACMON' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\Splendid\ACMON.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:807.54 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001238614%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008246%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004140%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,205
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:36 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:32 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.19 MB
Total CPU:0.0014704824%
Kernel CPU:0.00117618%
User CPU:0.00029431%
CPU cycles/sec:1,663
Memory:2.49 MB
Total CPU:0.0040315921%
Kernel CPU:0.00313888%
User CPU:0.00089271%

How do I remove USBCharge+?

You can uninstall USBCharge+ 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 USBCharge+, 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 USBCharge+.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.03%
Windows 10 36.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.05%
Windows 10 Home 24.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 10.92%
Windows 7 Starter 7.56%
Windows 10 Pro 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.49%
  Italy 16.81%
  Indonesia 10.92%
  Thailand 8.40%
  France 7.56%
  Germany 4.20%
  Poland 4.20%
  Brazil 3.36%
  Norway 3.36%
  Russia 3.36%
  Czech Republic 2.52%
  United Kingdom 2.52%
  Portugal 1.68%
  Canada 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 75.53%
Acer 17.02%
Hewlett-Packard 4.26%
Alienware 2.13%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Common models
ASUSTeK 1215B 33.61%
ASUSTeK 1225B 16.81%
ASUSTeK 1025C 14.29%
ASUSTeK 1215N 5.88%
ASUSTeK 1215P 4.20%
Acer Aspire 5830T 4.20%

About ASUS

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


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