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Should I remove Apple Application Support 32-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #97
United States Rank #66
Reach 5.0897%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.77 days
229.33 days >
Average installed length: 120.50 days


4.1.2 4.85%
4.1.1 4.34%
4.1 9.37%
4.0.3 3.18%
4.0.2 3.20%
4.0.1 0.00%
3.2 17.84%
3.1.3 31.08%
3.1.2 18.91%
3.1.1 7.23%

Apple Application Support 32-bit


Apple Application Support 32-bit is a software program developed by Apple. The most common release is 3.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 32.88 MB (34,476,032 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Apple Application Support 32-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2FE00055-C4F3-4F7A-AEDD-E198D54CF12F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Apple Application Support 32-bit

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • AppleVersions.dll - Apple Software Support Version Check (Apple Software Support Version Check Dynamic Link Library)
  • VersionCheckMe.exe - VersionCheckMe Application
  • SQLite3.dll
  • AVFoundationCF.dll - AVFoundationCF
  • CoreFoundation.dll - CoreFoundation
  • CoreVideo.dll - CodeVideo.dll (CoreVideo)
  • CoreGraphics.dll - CoreGraphics (CoreGraphics DLL)
  • APSDaemon.exe - Apple Push
  • Foundation.dll - Foundation
  • QuartzCore.dll - QuartzCore (QuartzCore DLL)
  • CFNetwork.dll - CFNetwork
  • CoreAudioToolbox.dll - CoreAudio
  • CoreMedia.dll - CoreMedia
  • distnoted.exe - distnoted
  • MediaToolbox.dll - MediaToolbox
  • VideoToolbox.dll - VideoToolbox
  • CoreLSKD.dll - CoreLSKD
  • defaults.exe - defaults
  • libcache.dll - libcache
  • CoreADI.dll - CoreADI
  • ApplePushService.dll - iCloud (ApplePushService)
  • APSDaemon_main.dll - APS Daemon
  • ASL.dll - WinASL (Apple System Logging)
  • plutil.exe - plutil
  • objc.dll - objc4 (Objective-C Runtime Library)
  • CoreText.dll
  • image_cache.exe
  • JavaScriptCore.dll
  • libtidy.dll
  • MediaAccessibility.dll
  • QTMovieWin.dll
  • SafariTheme.dll
  • WebKit.dll
  • WebKitQuartzCoreAdditions.dll
  • WTF.dll
  • YSCrashDump.dll
  • YSIconStamper.exe
  • icudt46.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icudt49.dll (by The ICU Project)
  • icuin40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple) - Apple ICU 4.0 Compatibility DLL
  • icuuc40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple)
  • libicuin.dll - ICU I18N DLL
  • libicuuc.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C)
  • libexslt.dll - libexslt
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2
  • libxslt.dll - libxslt

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • APSDaemon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DEF1739C-FC93-4BD7-97E9-A1109B4D353A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • APSDaemon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named APSDaemon_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (User Run)
  • APSDaemon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'APSDaemon' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • APSDaemon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'APSDaemon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe".

How do I remove Apple Application Support 32-bit?

Quickly and completely remove Apple Application Support (32-bit) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Apple Application Support 32-bit from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Apple Application Support (32-bit), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Apple Application Support 32-bit.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 49.88%
Windows 7 44.85%
Windows Vista 4.11%
Windows XP 1.09%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.10%
Windows 8.1 19.32%
Windows 10 Home 16.15%
Windows 7 Professional 9.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.50%
Windows 10 Pro 4.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.83%
  Germany 9.59%
  United Kingdom 8.47%
  Canada 4.17%
  Australia 3.43%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Austria 1.14%
  Belgium 0.72%
  India 0.72%
  New Zealand 0.54%
  Philippines 0.43%
  Malaysia 0.42%
  South Africa 0.41%
  Switzerland 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.26%
Dell 23.23%
Acer 13.66%
ASUS 9.12%
Toshiba 8.61%
Lenovo 6.62%
Samsung 3.30%
Medion 1.79%
Intel 0.78%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
ASUS All Series 4.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.34%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.82%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.56%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com


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