Hijacked Asus Live Update Software Installs Backdoors On Countless Pcs Worldwide

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 & will automatically update your BIOS, Drivers, and/or Applications.

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What"s New


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


Chechồng 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 lớn date (Shown when there is no critical và recommended update)There are updates for your computer (Shown when there is one or more critical và recommended update)

Select the update(s) listed:

Cliông chồng the below hyperlinks to kiểm tra the update danh sách, then select the file(s) you want to update.Cliông chồng the gray area to see the specific nội dung of this recommended update. If you want lớn update this program, please kiểm tra it và cliông chồng OK. Otherwise clichồng Cancel.


To download & install the selected file(s).

Note: This button will display only when you have sầu selected any tệp tin on the update danh sách page.

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Cheông xã install history

You can kiểm tra the details/information of the updated files.


The setting inhỏ is at the top right corner of the main page. You can phối the parameters according to lớn your individual needs.

The preference page is shown & described as follows:

Critical updatesTwo options can be set:Install updates automatically (Recommended) (Default)Cheông chồng for updates but let me choose whether khổng lồ download và install themRecommended updatesThree options can be set:Install updates automatically (Recommended)Chechồng for updates but let me choose whether to lớn download and install them(Default)Never kiểm tra for updates

What"s New:

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

Time to lớn check updates Seven options can be set:

EverydayEvery three daysEvery weekEvery two weeks (Default)Every monthEvery two monthsNever kiểm tra for updates

Time khổng lồ install updates:

This setting bloông chồng 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 sầu Update utility allows you to:

Save the current BIOS fileDownload the lakiểm tra BIOS tệp tin from the InternetUpdate the BIOS from an updated BIOS fileUpdate the BIOS directly from the Internet, andView the BIOS version information.

You need an Hãng Asus motherboard in your system.

Rules for Safe BIOS update:

For safety reasons, always use the most updated BIOS utility!Do not overcloông chồng the system/CPU during BIOS update!Load "Setup Default" in BIOS thực đơn before BIOS Update.Make sure you have "Administator" privilege on your Windows system (WinNT4/2000/XP).Cthua thảm 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 và load "Setup Default" in BIOS again.