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What does the LiveUpdate.exe file do?

The LiveUpdate.exe process is also known as Product Updater or, as the case may be, ASUS Live Update and is a part of Product Updater or, as the case may be, Driver Genius. This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com) or, as the case may be, ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of LiveUpdate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about LiveUpdate.exe Product Updater

LiveUpdate.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file LiveUpdate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,909,472 bytes (21% of all these files), 2,934,048 bytes as well as 21 other variants.
It is the LiveUpdateSvc service: LiveUpdate.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This LiveUpdate.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. LiveUpdate.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications, transmit information from computer to the Internet, interpret keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves LiveUpdate.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about LiveUpdate?

not much it´s in my pc
Mika
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.
Nathan
It is the Live Update utility for a Samsung DVD Burner. It updates the firmware of your DVD Burner. Its harmless.
Nikola.
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
Joe

Summary: 2 users judge LiveUpdate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall Product Updater or Driver Genius

To remove Product Updater from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Product Updater or Driver Genius in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if LiveUpdate.exe (Product Updater) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Product Updater. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Product Updater or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or LiveUpdate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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