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Should I remove Apple-programsupport?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,286
United States Rank #45,292
Reach 0.1451%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.38 days
571.79 days >
Average installed length: 300.43 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1 15.04%
3.0.6 11.70%
3.0.5 3.19%
3.0.3 6.63%
3.0.1 8.94%
3.0 4.42%
2.3.6 23.29%
2.3.4 14.05%
2.3.3 5.41%
2.3.2 3.05%
2.3 2.16%
2.2.2 1.77%
2.0.1 0.34%

Typically installed together

Apple-programsupport

What is Apple-programsupport?

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 common release is 2.3.6, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 61.01 MB (63,974,071 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com/no
Help link: www.apple.com/no/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F5266D28-E0B2-4130-BFC5-EE155AD514DC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 61.01 MB
Language: Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway)

Program filesFiles installed by Apple-programsupport

  • 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
  • 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 (CoreAudio-ressursfil)
  • 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
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe
  • WebKitQuartzCoreAdditions.dll
  • YSCrashDump.dll
  • YSUtilities.dll
  • icudt46.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple) - 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 - 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)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

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".
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Archivos comunes\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'.
  • plutil.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\plutil.exe'.
  • defaults.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\defaults.exe'.
Network connections
  • 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).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to 17.172.232.216 (port 5223).
  • Plus 41 more

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

How do I remove Apple-programsupport?

Quickly and completely remove Apple-programsupport 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-programsupport 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-programsupport, 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-programsupport.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,286

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.33%
Windows 8 31.55%
Windows Vista 5.69%
Windows XP 1.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.52%
Windows 8.1 15.16%
Windows 7 Professional 10.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.45% of installs come from Norway
Which countries install it?
  Norway 95.45%
  United States 1.03%
  Sweden 0.62%
  DK 0.41%
  United Kingdom 0.36%
  Spain 0.26%
  Netherlands 0.21%
  France 0.21%
  Belgium 0.10%
  Austria 0.10%
  BG 0.10%
  Australia 0.10%
  Thailand 0.10%
  Poland 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Acer 25.57%
ASUS 16.73%
Dell 11.13%
Samsung 8.25%
Toshiba 5.53%
Lenovo 3.54%
GIGABYTE 2.73%
MSI 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.98%
ASUS All Series 3.74%
HP ProBook 4330s 3.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
MSI MS-7751 2.65%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.65%

About Apple

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

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