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Should I remove AirPort?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,701
United States Rank #2,038
Reach 0.2249%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.76 days
701.02 days >
Average installed length: 368.33 days


VersionDistribution 87.91% 10.99% 0.14% 0.25% 0.02% 0.34% 0.14% 0.09% 0.02% 0.05% 0.07%

Typically installed together


What is AirPort?

An AirPort card is an Apple-branded wireless card used to connect to wireless networks such as those provided by an AirPort Base Station. AirPort is the name given to a series of Apple products using the (Wi-Fi) protocols (802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n). These products comprise a number of wireless routers and wireless cards. The AirPort Extreme name was originally intended to signify the addition of the 802.11g protocol to these products.


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named APAgent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 11.58 MB (12,145,665 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AirPort\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AA68AAAE-41F0-40B5-8896-5947F5FD6889}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AirPort

Program executable:APAgent.exe
Name:AirPort Base Station Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • APAgent.exe - AirPort Base Station Agent
  • APUtil.exe - AirPort Utility
  • APDiskPrefs.exe - AirPort Disks
  • Admin.exe - AirPort-hulpprogramma voor Windows

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • APUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A0938818-380E-448D-AF31-F6513BD21117}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • APAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • APAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AirPort Base Station Agent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • APAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe'.
  • APUtil.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AirPort\APUtil.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000744400%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006561%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000883%
0.015104% average

How do I remove AirPort?

You can uninstall AirPort 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 AirPort, 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 AirPort.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.73%
Windows 10 38.56%
Windows Vista 4.78%
Windows XP 2.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.39%
Windows 7 Professional 14.30%
Windows 10 Home 9.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.75%
Windows 8.1 7.02%
Windows 10 Pro 6.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.90%
  Canada 4.17%
  Germany 3.43%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  France 2.23%
  Italy 2.13%
  Australia 1.89%
  Brazil 1.73%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Norway 1.20%
  DK 1.18%
  Switzerland 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.40%
Hewlett-Packard 25.55%
Acer 10.66%
ASUS 10.27%
Toshiba 4.66%
Apple 3.58%
Samsung 3.58%
Lenovo 3.34%
Intel 1.51%
Alienware 0.76%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.84%
ASUS All Series 6.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.38%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.24%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.13%

About Apple

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


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