Asus Live Update Utility 3.4.4

ASUS Live Update is an online update driver. It can detect when there is a new version of the program available from the ASUS Website and will automatically update your BIOS, Drivers, and/or Applications.

Freeware
Windows
4.5 MB
11,832
4.2 35 votes

You can find the main page by double clicking the tray icon on task bar.

Features:

Check update immediately

  • This will check for any available updates.

After checking for updates, the title will have two statuses as shown below:

  • Your computer is up to date (Shown when there is no critical and recommended update)
  • There are updates for your computer (Shown when there is one or more critical and recommended update)

Select the update(s) listed:

  • Click the below hyperlink to check the update list, then select the file(s) you want to update.
  • Click the gray area to see the specific content of this recommended update. If you want to update this program, please check it and click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.

Install

  • To download and install the selected file(s).

Note: This button will display only when you have selected any file on the update list page.

Check install history

  • You can check the details/information of the updated files.

Setting

  • The setting icon is at the top right corner of the main page. You can set the parameters according to your individual needs.

The preference page is shown and described as follows:

  • Critical updates
    • Two options can be set:
      • Install updates automatically (Recommended) (Default)
      • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
  • Recommended updates
    • Three options can be set:
      • Install updates automatically (Recommended)
      • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them(Default)
  • Never check for updates

What's New:

Hackers in 2018 reportedly compromised a server hosting Asus’ Live Update tool and used it to distribute a malicious backdoor to unsuspecting Windows machines. Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it discovered the sophisticated supply chain attack on Asus’ Live Update Utility in January and created a tool that can determine if your computer was specifically targeted in the attack by comparing MAC addresses.

Time to check updates Seven options can be set:

  • Everyday
  • Every three days
  • Every week
  • Every two weeks (Default)
  • Every month
  • Every two months
  • Never check for updates

Time to install updates:

This setting block will display only when one of the critical or recommended update's preference is "Install updates automatically". The options are as follows:

  • Date: Everyday, Every Sunday,…, Every Saturday (Everyday by default)
  • Time: 12:00am, 1:00am,…, 11:00pm (12:00pm by default)

The ASUS Live Update utility allows you to:

  • Save the current BIOS file
  • Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
  • Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
  • Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
  • View the BIOS version information.

You need an Asus motherboard in your system.

Rules for Safe BIOS update:

  • For safety reasons, always use the most updated BIOS utility!
  • Do not overclock the system/CPU during BIOS update!
  • Load "Setup Default" in BIOS menu before BIOS Update.
  • Make sure you have "Administator" privilege on your Windows system (WinNT4/2000/XP).
  • Close all application programs under Windows.
  • Disable any existing Anti-Virus applications in the system.
  • Reboot the PC after the BIOS update is complete.
  • Switch on the PC and load "Setup Default" in BIOS again.