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What is liveupdate.exe?

Part of LiveUpdate by ASUSTeK Computer

What is it?

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.
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How does liveupdate.exe run?

Process - liveupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. liveupdate.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does liveupdate.exe start?

Scheduled task - liveupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS Live Update'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - liveupdate.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS Live Update'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the liveupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of liveupdate.exe users, 79.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is liveupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00054% CPU5354.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
42.96 MB RAM199.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              41 GDI objects27.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\asus live update\liveupdate.exe

Are there other versions of LiveUpdate?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by LiveUpdate.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: liveupdate.exe
Publisher: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (verified)
Name: LiveUpdate
Description: ASUS Live Update
Size: 1.53 MB
Original file name: LiveUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/2/2009
Expiration date: 8/3/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006044201%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000690134%
User CPU: 0.00053540670742%
Privileged CPU time: 2281.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,058,218,544
CPU cycle count /min: 43,087,812
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 333.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 348.6 MB
Paged memory: 42.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 43.36 MB
Paged system memory: 546.19 KB
Non-paged system memory: 32.73 KB
Working set memory: 3.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 47.71 MB
Min working set memory: 2.64 MB
Private memory: 42.96 MB
Page faults: 84,597
Page faults /min: 117
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 257
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 11.9 MB
Read transfer /min: 16.88 KB
Total write operations: 229
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 7.13 MB
Write transfer /min: 10.11 KB
Total other operations: 50,304
Other operations /min: 70
Total other transfer: 310.69 KB
Other Transfer /min: 440 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 41
Peak GDI objects: 43
USER objects: 29
Peak USER objects: 31
Handle count average: 753
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\LiveUpdate.exe" -critical

Scheduled task details

Name: ASUS Live Update1
Command: \ASUS Live Update1

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \ASUS Live Update

Image hashes

MD5: cdeaafb72433cb87d34bd91f0f1ba8d8
SHA-1: 580116d2018af041ebc3459aa54a5de2b4848daa

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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