77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Apple Application Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #14
United States Rank #11
Reach 25.0626%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.60 days
932.24 days >
Average installed length: 489.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1 9.07%
3.0.6 7.44%
3.0.5 2.96%
3.0.3 6.03%
3.0.1 7.81%
3.0 3.97%
2.3.7 0.04%
2.3.6 19.95%
2.3.4 14.73%
2.3.3 6.39%
2.3.2 4.02%
2.3 4.13%
2.2.2 1.61%
2.1.9 1.32%
2.1.7 2.41%
2.1.6 1.00%
2.1.5 2.36%
2.1.3 0.00%
2.0.1 0.40%
2.0.0 0.00%
1.5.2 0.51%
1.5.1 0.28%
1.5.0 0.20%
1.4.1 1.40%
1.4.0 0.05%
1.3.2 0.43%
1.3.1 0.10%
1.3.0 0.15%
1.2.1 0.50%
1.2.0 0.01%
1.1.0 0.56%
1.0.1 0.02%
1.0 0.13%

Typically installed together

Apple Application Support

What is Apple Application Support?

Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes, QuickTime and other Apple installed products (do not remove this if you use any of these programs). If you remove this program you will need to reinstall it in order for iTunes to load. The program is also used to connect iTunes to the various iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Overview

The most used version is 2.3.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is APSDaemon.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 60.28 MB (63,205,278 bytes).

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{63EC2120-1742-4625-AA47-C6A8AEC9C64C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 60.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Apple Application Support

Program executable:APSDaemon.exe
Name:Apple Push
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
MD5:61e4289e91e88c90478d7f4beb10dcf7
The Apple Push Notification Service is a service created by Apple Inc. that uses push technology through a constantly open IP connection to forward notifications from the servers of third party applications to the Apple devices; such...
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
  • JavaScriptCore.dll - JavaScriptCore (JavaScriptCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • CoreGraphics.dll - CoreGraphics (CoreGraphics DLL)
  • CoreVideo.dll - CodeVideo.dll (CoreVideo)
  • APSDaemon.exe - Apple Push
  • Foundation.dll - Foundation
  • QuartzCore.dll - QuartzCore (QuartzCore DLL)
  • 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
  • QTMovieWin.dll - WebKit (WebKit QuickTime Movie Dynamic Link Library)
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit Dynamic Link Library
  • objc.dll - objc4 (Objective-C Runtime Library)
  • CoreText.dll
  • image_cache.exe
  • libtidy.dll
  • MediaAccessibility.dll
  • SafariTheme.dll
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe
  • WebKitQuartzCoreAdditions.dll
  • YSCrashDump.dll
  • YSUtilities.dll
  • icuin40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple) - International Components for Unicode (Apple ICU 4.0 Compatibility DLL)
  • icuuc40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple)
  • libicuin.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • libicuuc.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU Common DLL
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C)
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2
  • libxslt.dll - libxslt
  • CFNetwork.dll - CFNetwork (CFNetwork)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • APSDaemon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C7F8C2F-AF88-4A24-8A12-461EDFBD5ACF}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • APSDaemon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named APSDaemon.
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 'DivXUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Apple\Apple Application Support\WebKit2WebProcess.exe'.
  • APSDaemon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe'.
  • distnoted.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe'.
Network connections
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to st11p01st-courier151-bz.push.apple.com (17.172.232.201 port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 121.119.254.178 (port 80).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.149.32.59 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.149.36.143 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.149.36.180 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.172.232.102 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.172.232.115 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.172.232.133 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.172.232.184 (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.172.232.207 (port 5223).
  • Plus 43 more
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe connects to 67.228.72.211-static.reverse.softlayer.com (67.228.72.211 port 80).
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe connects to 58.162.62.35 (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

APSDaemon.exe
Memory:6.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009768336%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049812%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047871%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,278
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.13 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:35 Bytes
105.02 KB average
distnoted.exe
Memory:1.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0002856759%
Kernel CPU:0.00021863%
User CPU:0.00006705%
CPU cycles/sec:1,702
I/O reads/min:28 Bytes
WebKit2WebProcess.exe
Memory:177.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0220581135%
Kernel CPU:0.01065046%
User CPU:0.01140766%
CPU cycles/sec:314,444,418
Switches/sec:801
I/O reads/min:1.05 MB
I/O writes/min:1.09 MB

How do I remove Apple Application Support?

Quickly and completely remove Apple Application Support 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 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, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.42%
Windows 8 21.98%
Windows Vista 8.54%
Windows XP 6.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.94%
Windows 7 Professional 10.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.17%
Windows 8.1 9.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.38%
  United Kingdom 5.96%
  Germany 5.11%
  Canada 4.50%
  France 3.61%
  Australia 2.70%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Japan 1.08%
  Israel 0.96%
  India 0.92%
  MA 0.53%
  Austria 0.49%
  Philippines 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.99%
Dell 25.09%
Acer 14.52%
Toshiba 9.17%
ASUS 8.61%
GIGABYTE 4.72%
Samsung 3.39%
Lenovo 3.29%
Intel 1.41%
American Megatrends 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.57%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%

About Apple

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

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