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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array piratino PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)OMEN by HP [15-dh0057nl]
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    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3000MHz CL15-15-15-35 1.35V - F4-3000C15D-32GVR
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    OS Microsoft Windows 11 Professional

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    Uninstalled all ASUS software from system but still see stuff running! HOW TO REMOVE?

    I am in the need to completely delete anything related to ASUS from my system as I would like to clean it from any leftovers or unused files from uninstalled ASUS software I have removed.
    The story is that I really would like to start all over again with a system free from any related ASUS software, and then decide which ASUS software to install after a deep understanding of which I might really need.

    I had tried and installed the ASUS Armoury Crate & AURA Creator app, the ASUS AI Suite III app and the My ASUS app, and now I have uninstalled all of them with their official ASUS uninstall tool.

    In all of these directories down here I still see some leftovers related to ASUS:

    C:\ProgramData\ASUS
    C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS
    C:\Program Files\ASUS
    C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\ASUS
    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\asu ssci2.inf_amd64_0bc4d1cbbe22f0db
    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\rog kb.inf_amd64_7b02b00ea166ec76
    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\rog ms.inf_amd64_1d3b9add1418e6f7


    I also see a lot of ASUS services running at system startup, and I really can't understand why of all this as I don't have any "ASUS" related entry in my installed apps in Windows.
    I have also checked that using Ashampoo Uninstaller and Your Uninstaller apps, and both do not show me any ASUS related software installed in my system, so I guess that Windows is thinking that everything related to ASUS is uninstalled...but something is still there!!

    Regarding my drivers, I only install MoKiChU's drivers packages, and they are clean from any ASUS related software. He confirmed me that his drivers do not install/copy any ASUS software or services into the system.


    I was thinking to make the cleanup in a way that I could eventually revert back in case of need.

    I was thinking to stop all ASUS services and disable them from startup using the Autoruns64 app (only disable them, not delete -- in this way I could restore/activate them back if needed).
    Same thing for the ASUS directories: once system booted with no ASUS services, I could try to "move" those directories to some safe place, for future restoration in case of need.

    Please let me know if there are some other ways in cleaning everything up...that of course would not involve in reinstalling Windows (as I can't do it).


    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by piratino; 06-15-2022 at 12:10 AM.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array piratino PC Specs
    piratino PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)OMEN by HP [15-dh0057nl]
    MotherboardASUS ROG STRIX Z590-I GAMING WIFI
    ProcessorIntel Core i711700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3000MHz CL15-15-15-35 1.35V - F4-3000C15D-32GVR
    Graphics Card #1ASUS GeForce® RTX 3070 Noctua OC Edition 8GB GDDR6
    Sound CardHeadset: Creative Sound BlasterX G1 Portable 7.1 Soundcard /Speakers: [motherboard integrated]
    MonitorHP OMEN X 27
    Storage #1OS: FireCuda 520 SSD 500GB [ZP500GM30002] /Game: FireCuda 520 SSD 1TB [ZP1000GM30002]
    Storage #2Data: Seagate FireCuda Solid State Hybrid Drive 2TB (SSHD) [ST2000DX002]
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15S w/ extra Noctua NF-A15 PWM fan in push-pull configuration
    CaseSilverStone SG10 [SST-SG10B (Black)]
    Power SupplyCorsair SF750 Platinum
    Keyboard Work: Logitech K800 Wireless Keyboard /Game: Keyboard E-YOOSO K-700 [CherryMX Silver Speed Switches]
    Mouse Work: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 2S /Game: Logitech G-Pro X ULTRALIGHT Wireless
    Headset Game: Superlux HD 668B
    Mouse Pad ARTISAN Ninja FX Raiden MID [Black-XL]
    Headset/Speakers Room/Ambient: Creative Labs DTT2200 Desktop Theater Digital 5.1 Computer Speaker System
    OS Microsoft Windows 11 Professional

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    Any help?
    Thanks in advance.

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    TeamROG Moderator Array xeromist PC Specs
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    Some services might be installed by Windows Update because you have ASUS hardware. I wouldn't recommend stopping services randomly without knowing what they do. If you aren't sure about a particular service you can Google it or try searching here on the forum. Someone may have documented what it does.
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    ROG Junior Member Array oilcan PC Specs
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    MotherboardROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI
    ProcessorIntel Core i9-13900K 3 GHz 24-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory
    Graphics Card #1Asus TUF GAMING OC GeForce RTX 4090 24 GB Video Card
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    I'm going to try to do a clean windows install and obtain drivers without Armoury Crate. This is a new build so there is nothing on here other than driver and windows updates. I'm hoping this will remove all the Asus bloatware that was added during my initial install. I could have lived with most of the Asus stuff but there was one service called Asus Comm Services (atkexComSvc.exe) that would use 20% of my i9-13900K CPU.

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    ROG Junior Member Array oilcan PC Specs
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    MotherboardROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI
    ProcessorIntel Core i9-13900K 3 GHz 24-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory
    Graphics Card #1Asus TUF GAMING OC GeForce RTX 4090 24 GB Video Card
    Storage #1Samsung 990 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
    CPU CoolerARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB 48.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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    Finished the clean install. No Asus bloatware discovered. I avoided Asus's support site for drivers but if I could not find them from Intel or through MS directly or through a windows update I only unzipped the driver folder onto a thumb drive and then went to device manager and updated each item that required an update by pointing to the appropriate folder that contained the driver. If you extract everything onto the thumb drive do not run the ASUS executable. Doing this will most likely add all the stuff you were trying to avoid to begin with.

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