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Live Updater - what is it?


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#1 Mark620

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:38 AM

I keep getting this pop-up called "Live Updater"

 

I do not know what it is or where it came from.

 

Anyone know what this is?

 

 

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#2 Aura

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 10:10 AM

Do you have an Acer laptop/computer by any chance?

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:17 AM

Yes, it is an Acer Aspire.



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:27 AM

It's an OEM software by Acer, so it's safe to use.

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Live-Updater-19101-program.aspx

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

Thank You



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:42 AM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

Thanks a lot Aura! I own the same computer and I thought it was a virus,lol. I now have peace of mind,thanks to you😊

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:20 AM

No problem Elvis, you're welcome :)

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

Well, I have an Acer desktop, but I'm getting a different Live updater Icon. There is no mention of Acer, it's sort of anonymous... Is it phishing or what?

 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:13 AM

Looks like this is a Windows 10 tile notification for Live Updater. Since you have an Acer laptop, and therefore, most likely have Live Updater installed, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

Thanks, Aura, for your suggestion. Although I have an Acer desktop, the Acer updater is in fact installed. But what buzzers me, that the message window is different (blue, no mention of Acer or any other program). It pops up in the right hand lover corner, next to the clock, quite often. So far, I delete it with no harm (or any benefit)... Is there any way to find out where this message is originated?



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

I already answered that:

Looks like this is a Windows 10 tile notification for Live Updater.


And it came from Live Updater. More information:

https://www.howtogeek.com/223503/how-to-use-and-configure-the-new-notification-center-in-windows-10/

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

OK, end of worry. Thanks.



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

Hello, I would like to continu this thread. It is nice to know it is save, but how do I stop it from popping up every time I (re)start my laptop?






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