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Should I remove ALPass?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,560
Reach 0.0012%


2.74 8.33%
2.8 87.50%
2.7.24 4.17%

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ALPass is a software program developed by ESTsoft. The most common release is 2.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 alpass.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 9.32 MB (9,773,233 bytes). The installed file Alupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 71% of users of ALPass come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ESTsoft.com
Help link: www.altools.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALPass\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALPass\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ALPass

Program executable:alpass.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\estsoft\alpass\alpass.exe
Additional files:
  • ApsCrypt.dll - ApsCrypt Dynamic Linked Library (ApsCrypt DLL)
  • ALBanner.dll - ALBanner Dynamic Link Library
  • AZMain.dll - ALZip Extract Component (ALZip Dynamic Link Library)
  • ApsHelper12.dll - ALPassHelper Module
  • ApsHelper14.dll
  • Alupdate.dll - ALTools Updater (ALUpdate DLL)
  • en_US.DLL - ALPass
  • Eng.dll
  • Language.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ESTBlackbox.dll - ESTBlackBox (ESTsoft Error Reporting Tool)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • ApsCryptAes.dll
  • HelperRegister.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ApsHelper14.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IEEvents Class' with the class of {00533B73-E574-46E9-B06A-FDF4592E67CB} (ALPassHelper Class).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • ALPass.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {572E3910-4764-4E88-8929-176B2B192FF7}.
Scheduled Task
  • ALPass.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ALPass.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ALPass' and executes as C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALPass\ALPass.exe /minimized.

How do I remove ALPass?

You can uninstall ALPass 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ALPass, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ALPass.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ALPass you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.67%
Windows Vista 29.17%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Canada 8.57%
  Germany 5.71%
  MA 2.86%
  Argentina 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  Italy 2.86%
  Saudi Arabia 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Dell 22.73%
American Megatrends 13.64%
ASUS 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Sahara 4.55%
Medion 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 4.76%
Sony VPCEA16FA 4.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.76%

About (from ESTsoft Corp.)

With the vision 'Company that enhances the life quality', ESTsoft pours every bit of effort to enhance the life quality through software innovation.
Publisher URL: www.estsoftinc.com


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