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Should I remove iCloud?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #215
United States Rank #184
Reach 3.0542%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.93 days
263.53 days >
Average installed length: 138.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.1.0.34 10.65%
5.0.2.61 7.10%
5.0.1.66 0.01%
4.1.1.53 37.93%
4.1.0.44 0.00%
4.0.6.28 44.30%
1.0.0.186 0.01%
1.0.0.158 0.00%
1.0.0.155 0.00%

iCloud

What is iCloud?

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service. The service allows users to store data such as music and iOS applications on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices and personal computers. The service also allows users to wirelessly back up their iOS devices to iCloud instead of manually doing so using iTunes.

Overview

The most used version is 4.0.6.28, 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is ApplePhotoStreams.exe. The software installer includes 76 files and is usually about 22.39 MB (23,473,505 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{55E4E0FD-8415-4D6F-9F68-67A84697AE64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by iCloud

Program executable:ApplePhotoStreams.exe
Name:iCloud Control Panel
iCloud Photos
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
MD5:105c276bb7b43501225c419b062096d0
Additional files:
  • AppleVersions.dll - Apple Software Support Version Check (Apple Software Support Version Check Dynamic Link Library)
  • AppleSafariBookmarkMMProvider.dll - AppleSafariBookmarkMMProvider (MobileMe service provider for the bookmark sync subsystem with Safari.)
  • AOSKit.dll - AOSKit Dynamic Link Library
  • AppleIEBookmarkMMProvider.dll - AppleIEBookmarkMMProvider (MobileMe service provider for the bookmark sync subsystem with Internet Explorer.)
  • AppleOutlookDAVConfig.exe - Apple Outlook DAV Config
  • APLZOD32.dll - MobileMe Outlook Addin
  • MobileDocuments.dll - Apple Mobile Documents
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe - iCloud Control Panel (iCloud Photos)
  • ApplePhotoStreams_main.dll - Apple Photostreams Uploader Module
  • ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader.exe - iCloud Photos Downloader
  • ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader_main.dll - Apple Photostreams Downloader Module
  • ApplePhotoStreamsPS.dll - Stub For Interprocess Communication
  • ApplePhotoStreamsSlideShow.exe - Apple Photostreams Slideshow Executable
  • iCloud.exe - iCloud
  • ShellStreams.dll - Apple Photostreams UI Shell Extension
  • ShellStreamsShortcut.exe - Apple Photostreams Start Menu Shortcut Executable
  • AppleBMDAViCPProvider.dll - iCloud for Windows (Apple BM DAV iCP Provider)
  • AppleChromeDAV.exe - Apple Chrome DAV
  • AppleIEDAV.exe - Apple IE DAV
  • CloudPhotosProvider.dll
  • iCloud_main.dll - iCloudPrefCore
  • iCloudDrive.exe - iCloud Drive
  • iCloudDrive_main.dll
  • iCloudPhotos.exe - iCloud Photo Library
  • iCloudPhotos_main.dll
  • iCloudServices.exe
  • iCloudServices_main.dll - iCloud Services
  • PCS.dll - iCloud PCS
  • AVFoundationCF.dll - AVFoundationCF
  • CoreFoundation.dll - CoreFoundation
  • CoreVideo.dll - CodeVideo.dll (CoreVideo)
  • CoreGraphics.dll - CoreGraphics (CoreGraphics DLL)
  • Foundation.dll - Foundation
  • CoreAudioToolbox.dll - CoreAudio
  • CoreMedia.dll - CoreMedia
  • distnoted.exe - distnoted
  • defaults.exe - defaults
  • libcache.dll - libcache
  • MapiHelper.dll - MobileMe (MapiHelper)
  • ApplePushService.dll - iCloud (ApplePushService)
  • APSDaemon.exe - APS Daemon
  • APSDaemon_main.dll
  • CloudDriveProvider.dll
  • EReporter_main.dll - EReporter
  • iCloudPrefCore.dll
  • iCloudWeb.exe - iCloud Web
  • ShellStreamsUI.dll - ShellStreamsUI
  • ApplePhotoStreamsService.dll - ApplePhotoStreamsService
  • ASL.dll
  • BookmarkDAV.dll
  • BookmarkDAV_client.exe
  • BookmarkDAV_client_main.dll
  • ChunkingLibrary.dll
  • CoreDAV.dll
  • EReporter.exe - YSLoaderW.exe
  • GenerationalStorage.dll
  • InternetExplorerBookmarkDAV.dll
  • JavaScriptCore.dll
  • LibRainfall.dll
  • libtidy.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShellStreams.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PhotoStreamsExt' with a class of {89D984B3-813B-406A-8298-118AFA3A22AE}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • iCloudWeb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA88DA7B-9687-4C56-82BE-5EDA14B4405C}' (runs on registration).
  • iCloud.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9478D72F-BC78-4C63-A643-C86849C313D8}' (runs on registration).
  • EReporter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Apple Diagnostics' (runs daily at 14:44).
  • ShellStreamsShortcut.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B12CD36A-8E60-4121-8181-37548D03B589}' (runs on registration).
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AppleIEDAV.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppleIEDAV.
  • iCloudServices.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iCloudServices_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-994753179-952540064-1889603932-1001.
  • iCloudDrive.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iCloudDrive_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-994753179-952540064-1889603932-1001.
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ApplePhotoStreams_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3357079502-4002730925-3712547429-1001.
6 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iCloud.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloud' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloud.exe.
  • iCloudDrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloudDrive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudDrive.exe.
  • iCloudServices.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloudServices' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe.
  • iCloudPhotos.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloudPhotos' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudPhotos.exe.
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ApplePhotoStreams' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe.
  • AppleIEDAV.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AppleIEDAV' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\AppleIEDAV.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • iCloud.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'iCloud' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloud.exe".
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • iCloudServices.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iCloudServices' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe.
  • iCloudDrive.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iCloudDrive' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudDrive.exe.
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApplePhotoStreams' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe.
  • ubd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MobileDocuments' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe.

How do I remove iCloud?

Quickly and completely remove iCloud from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall iCloud 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 iCloud, 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 iCloud.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#215

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.18%
Windows 8 48.67%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows 8.1 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.23%
Windows 8.1 17.24%
Windows 10 Home 15.41%
Windows 7 Professional 10.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.29%
Windows 10 Pro 5.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.15%
  Germany 8.44%
  United Kingdom 7.09%
  Canada 4.61%
  Italy 2.75%
  France 2.63%
  Australia 2.52%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Austria 0.90%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Spain 0.73%
  Mexico 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Dell 22.96%
Acer 14.40%
ASUS 10.06%
Toshiba 8.38%
Lenovo 5.23%
Samsung 4.04%
GIGABYTE 2.98%
Medion 1.72%
Intel 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.98%
ASUS All Series 4.26%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.91%

About Apple

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

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