alu.exe

July 27th, 2006 - 02:33 pm ET by

This is the main executable of the Asus Live Update application, of which you will need to double click o to start.

Asus Live Update is used to flash the bios of Asus motherboards from directly under Windows, meaning that you can update the micro-program located in the memory of the motherboard.

If you don’t have an ASUS motherboard, or you can’t flash your bios, then there is no problem in uninstalling Asus live Update.

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