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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.


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 42 files and is usually about 3 MB (3,142,683 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\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8165EFD2-0EB8-4C4F-A0E4-0E641B117ED2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by UsbCharge

  • ASIo.dll (by ASUSTek Computer) - AsIO Library for ASUSUpdate(PE) (AsUpIO DLL)
  • AsUpIoIns.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - AsIoIns Application (AsIoIns MFC Application)
  • ASUSHWIO.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ASUS ASUSHWIO.DLL (ASUSHWIO)
  • AsWMIACPI.dll
  • ClientSocket.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ClientSocket Dynamic Link Library
  • DetectDll.dll (by ELAN Microelectronic) - ELAN Tools (ELAN Detect PS2 Protocol Tool)
  • EeeStorageCommander.exe
  • Enumeration.dll (by AsusTek Computer Inc) - Enumeration Dynamic Link Library
  • Help.exe - LiveUpdate Help
  • LiveUpdate.exe - LiveUpdate Application (Asus EeePC LiveUpdate for Bios, Driver, Software and Hotfix.)
  • MultiLanguageString.dll
  • Parser.dll
  • PE_ROM.dll
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe (by ASUSTeK Computer) - Eee Super Hybrid Engine
  • Update.exe - ASUS Update (ASUS Windows Platform Flash Program)
  • UpdateSelf.exe (by ASUSTek Computer) - LiveUpdate (Liveupdate update myself when need fix myself)
  • Win7.dll
  • WinFlash.exe - ASUS Window Base BIOS Flash Program (ASUS Window base BIOS Flash Program)
  • ACPIWMI.dll (by ASUSTek) - WIM ACPI Interfaces
  • AsIoUnins.exe
  • AsMultiLang.dll - AsMultiLang
  • ASUSBIOS.DLL - DLL for ASUSBIOS Flash Driver with reserving DMI information
  • AsusOsdAPI.dll
  • AsusSender.exe - AsusSender
  • AsusService.exe
  • AsusSite.dll
  • BS_DEF.DLL - ASUS BS_DEF (ASUS BIOS Flash Default Driver)
  • Eee Docking.exe - Eee Docking Application
  • ETDApi.dll (by ELAN Microelectronic) - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD Set Device Config)
  • FlashEPC.exe - EeePC Flash Application (FlashEPC MFC Application)
  • GifView.dll
  • GMA500.dll - GMA500 Dynamic Link Library
  • HotKeyMon.exe - AsEPCMon
  • HotkeyService.exe - Asus Hotkey Service
  • PEInfo.dll - PEInfo Dynamic Link Library (PEInfo DLL)
  • StlFspAPI32.dll (by Sentelic)
  • SuiteRemovedAlert.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • USBChargeSetting.exe - UsbCharge (UsbCharge UI Test)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • LiveUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A89ED-0824-4E66-93DE-CB46B9CEB056}' (runs on registration).
  • Update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4BA5EFD6-7FCF-4EAC-8F47-71A6123A354F}' (runs on registration).
  • AsusService.exe runs as a service named 'Asus Launcher Service' (AsusService).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • HotkeyService.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Asus Hotkey Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\HotkeyService\HotkeyService.exe.
  • AsusSender.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AsusSender' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\HotkeyService\AsusSender.exe.
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Eee Super Hybrid Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SHE\SuperHybridEngine.exe.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Eee Docking.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Eee Docking' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\Eee Docking\Eee Docking.exe autorun.
  • SuperHybridEngine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SuperHybridEngine' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SHE\SuperHybridEngine.exe.
  • 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.
  • AsusSender.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HotkeyMon' which loads as AsusSender.exe C:\Program Files\ASUS\HotkeyService\HotKeyMon.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011453864%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083324%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031214%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,735,467
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:73 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0031419265%
Kernel CPU:0.00204736%
User CPU:0.00109457%
CPU cycles/sec:252,480
Memory:2.74 MB
Total CPU:0.0082105546%
Kernel CPU:0.00537234%
User CPU:0.00283822%
CPU cycles/sec:12,848
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

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) 63%
Win 7 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 37.50%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.46%
  Italy 23.08%
  Belgium 7.69%
  France 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Netherlands 7.69%
  Russia 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 87.50%
Dell 12.50%
Common models
ASUSTeK 1015PW 25.00%
ASUSTeK 1015PEM 25.00%
ASUSTeK 1015PE 12.50%
ASUSTeK 1015P 12.50%
ASUSTeK 1015CX 12.50%
ASUSTeK 1011PX 12.50%

About ASUS

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


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