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Should I remove Applian Director?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,833
United States Rank #3,742
Reach 0.0808%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.19 days
477.71 days >
Average installed length: 251.00 days


4 2.89%
3.02 1.51%
3.01 19.85%
3.0 3.20%
2.2 8.54%
2.12 13.00%
2.11 3.14%
2.10 0.69%
2.1 28.33%
2.01 6.66%
2.0 7.35%
1.1 4.84%

Applian Director

What is Applian Director?  (from Applian Technologies)

Applian Director will be installed by default. This is a free tool that allows you to manage all of your Applian recording software and related tools.


Applian Director is a software program developed by Applian Technologies. The most common release is 2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Director.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,686,856 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 73% of users of Applian Director come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.applian.com
Help link: applian.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Applian Director
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\Applian Director\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Applian Director\Uninstall\uninstall_director.xml"
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Applian Director

Program executable:Director.exe
Name:Applian Director
Path:C:\Program Files\Applian Director\Director.exe
Additional files:
  • Director.exe - Applian Director
  • AddToItunes.exe - AddToiTunes (iTunes importer)
  • ClearRegCode.exe (by (Author: Mike Christensen) Applian Technologies) - Clear Registration Code (ClearRegCode)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ClearRegCode.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A2A62E27-5315-4075-B4EA-83D806361D07}' (runs on registration).
  • Director.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3AD525F-174F-4010-858D-32DE23BA2FE2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Director.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Applian Director\Director.exe'.

How do I remove Applian Director?

You can uninstall Applian Director 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 Applian Director, 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 Applian Director.

Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.80%
Windows 10 25.05%
Windows Vista 6.95%
Windows XP 6.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.93%
Windows 7 Professional 13.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.51%
Windows 10 Home 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.07%
Windows 8.1 6.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.58%
  United Kingdom 5.58%
  Australia 2.81%
  Canada 2.72%
  France 1.61%
  Germany 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Sweden 1.21%
  Spain 0.98%
  Italy 0.76%
  Israel 0.58%
  Belgium 0.54%
  Ireland 0.49%
  Brazil 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.34%
Hewlett-Packard 29.36%
Acer 10.94%
ASUS 6.18%
Toshiba 5.74%
Intel 3.25%
Lenovo 2.49%
Samsung 2.06%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.94%
Dell XPS 8300 3.46%
ASUS All Series 2.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.72%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.22%

About (from Applian Technologies Inc.)

Applian Technologies (pronounced uh-ply-uhn) develops and provides world-class affordable streaming media recording software to the Windows user.
Publisher URL: applian.com


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