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LiveUpdate by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Signed)


There are 7 versions of liveupdate.exe in the wild, the latest version being liveupdate.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The process utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically launch the file as a process when a user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 1.48 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to ASUSTeK Computer Inc. by VeriSign. Numerous variations of liveupdate.exe have been installed with both ASUS Live Update and ATK Package. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0026% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 68.03 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 5.78 KB per minute for reads and 504 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is liveupdate.exe?

ASUS Live Update is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.


File name:liveupdate.exe
Publisher:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product name:LiveUpdate
Description:ASUS Live Update
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\asus\asus live update\liveupdate.exe
Issued to:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, August 02, 2009
Expiration date:Friday, August 03, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of LiveUpdate.)
19% remove
The Live Update application provides users with a means of having the system components updated automatically. Users can also schedule the updates so they can take place daily, every third day, weekly...
4% remove
This package installs the software ATK Hotkey Driver and other ASUS drivers and software with various laptop models. It is pre-installed with new laptops and required to run various optional functiona...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of liveupdate.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'ASUS Live Update' runs on logon in the path '\ASUS Live Update'
  • Entry path '\ASUS Live Update'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\ASUS Live Update'

VersionsAll file variations of liveupdate.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
db0c938bc311b31cf90c13821ae682b3 15bd951738191dcbabe62e66339aebfed1a070af 1.49 MB
25a51d18d48f1e144abec667e98c6261 d3155fb42a531f4b76a2c93b6121170a2b5f2941 1.49 MB
55ebf29f3e2c88ddabb1da39a356270e 40b539d043b95c209f0f216deefde1d7a50025f5 1.48 MB
d5e4e7a2e8cc651ed737b4cf9515d225 20151be2b42606592787dac66244c64c024d9fe3 1.48 MB
35d0adfb320c76f6d52b57171f3652e5 a857ab05825b13143b1e6dcf9a4a52f7c1ecb709 1.48 MB
710346f1c319257a754a7c0acc99a480 28bcff3b0efe0852860519c134b9119d45562e4e 1.48 MB
de3b04d5af8a1578f5430697546eb157 3fc18be4ebe84612f20b00b694fdbabfda907e12 1.47 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.48%
Windows 8 21.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.12%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.06%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 6.06%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.06%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 36.36% of LiveUpdate.
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