How to remove an LiveUpdate error
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LiveUpdate.exe file information
The process known as Openwares' LiveUpdate or AceGain LiveUpdate
belongs to software Application LiveUpdate or FW LiveUpdate or Byteswarm LiveUpdate or Samsung PC Studio (version 3 USB) or AceGain LiveUpdate or Joy of Cooking or Avanquest or Pinnacle MPEG Realtime Codec
by Openwares (www.openwares.org) or AceGain (www.acegain.com) or ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com).
Description: 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 (70% of all occurrences), 430,080 bytes and 10 more variants.
The program has a visible window. LiveUpdate.exe is not a Windows system file. The process 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. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however 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.
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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, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. 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.
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