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What is LiveUpdate.exe?

LiveUpdate.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if LiveUpdate.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

LiveUpdate.exe file information

The process known as Openwares' LiveUpdate or Product Updater or ASUS Live Update or AceGain LiveUpdate

belongs to software Application LiveUpdate or Product Updater or FW LiveUpdate or Byteswarm LiveUpdate or Samsung PC Studio (version 3 USB) or AceGain LiveUpdate or Joy of Cooking or Avanquest

by Openwares (www.openwares.org) or IObit (www.iobit.com) or ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com) or AceGain (www.acegain.com) or Driver-Soft.

Description: LiveUpdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. LiveUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - generally C:\Program Files\LiveUpdate\ or C:\Program Files\AceGain\LiveUpdate\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 61,440 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 2,151,200 bytes and 17 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/liveupdate.exe.html 
LiveUpdate.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). LiveUpdate.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with LiveUpdate.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ LiveUpdate or FW LiveUpdate or search the support area on the Asus website.

Recommended: Identify LiveUpdate.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "AceGain LiveUpdate" is not required to run at start up. AceGain_LiveUpdate. "AceGain LiveUpdate provides a fully managed and customizable LiveUpdate platform that seamlessly integrates with a game. As soon as an update is made available, AceGain manages the alert, download and installation as well as version control and user network preferences."
  • "Bouncer RunStartup" definitely not required. VIrtualBouncer malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs
  • "LiveUpdate" can run at start up. Web-update utility as used by various types of software - see here

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LiveUpdate.exe. Therefore, you should check the LiveUpdate.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

not much it´s in my pc
  Mika   (further information)
Seems to do very little but dunno how it apeared
  Penti UK  
Lots of stuff is called liveupdate.exe. If it's openwares' liveupdate then I believe it to be spyware.
It is the Live Update utility for a Samsung DVD Burner. It updates the firmware of your DVD Burner. Its harmless.
gant get rid of it once you install it. Tried to remove it using add or remove program and it wont get rid of it
It´s part of my mobile phone connection for internet. Automatic update is not needed.
liveupd.exe is part of MTN Online, a mobile connect program, it happened that there was some error that caused it to run for a second every 1 min and caused anything you where busy with to minimise, disabling the auto update fixed the problem
in my case LiveUpdate.exe relaunches UI0Detect.exe each minute, probably taking snapshots in the meanwhile (It seems to be taking the pictures and compressing it to '.pf' and '.db' formats). After it gathers the information it converts it and sends it to 'C://Windows/Prefetch' foldier. When the data is converted and compressed it is being sent to 'C://Windows/Prefetch/ReadyBoost' foldier which is awaiting to be sent to the creator of the spyware.
  Nota Bene  
part of IObit advanced system care
Installed with Telekom Internet Manager, just another name for Huawei-Software. LiveUpdate.exe is locate in C:\Users\ ... \AppData\Roaming\Telekom Internet Manager\LiveUpdate.exe and tries to connect to the server every 10-25 minutes. Maybe spyware.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of LiveUpdate.exe: based on 16 votes with 10 user comments.
3 users think LiveUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks LiveUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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