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    Quote Originally Posted by Braegnok View Post
    The short answer to completely and cleanly remove Armoury Crate. Do a new clean Windows install.

    I spent hours searching, removing files. Googling things running in task manager after uninstalling it. And I was unable to completely and cleanly remove it.
    I suspected as much! I cant belive ASUS woud release such an aweful piece of software to replace the Aura Software. A massive step backwards!

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    I did suspect I may have to do a clean install. Another quick question. Asus Armoury always boots up with my motherboard/lightigon one static color if I select another Effect type like Rainbow or Color Cycle, until Windows 10 is fully booted up and then it reverts to applied Color Effect? Is this normal? I am so dissapointed with Asus Armory lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VGAglory View Post
    I suspected as much! I cant belive ASUS woud release such an aweful piece of software to replace the Aura Software. A massive step backwards!
    The Asus UEFI firmware exposes an ACPI table to Windows 10, called "WPBT" or "Windows Platform Binary Table". WPBT is used in the pre-built OEM industry, and is referred to as "the Vender's Rootkit." put simply, the script that makes Windows copy data from the BIOS to the System32 folder on the machine and execute it during Windows startup - every single time the system is booted, this binary is a native, user-mode application that is executed by the Windows Session Manager during operating system initialization. Which means "before all other programs, with administrative privileges". This gives pretty much full control over everything, including protected folders and the registry.

    Deleting the files (and/or the service) simply restores them at the next reboot.

    Clicking "cancel" in the first instance of the pop-up doesn't end the service, which keeps running in the background until you manually disable it (and it comes back at next reboot).

    The only way you can ensure the files stay deleted is by disabling the "ASUS Armoury Crate" option in the UEFI setup program, which disables the ACPI-WPBT table.

    By default, the ASUS UEFI setup program has the download and install Armoury Crate app option enabled.

    Enter BIOS and disable Armoury Crate app before performing new clean Windows 10 install.

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    Last edited by Braegnok; 01-27-2020 at 11:47 PM.

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