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VersionDistribution 100.00%



AptDiff is a software program developed by Brother Technology. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named aptdiff.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.98 MB (3,121,087 bytes). The installed file adupdate.exe 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 XP. While about 59% of users of AptDiff come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aptedit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother Technology\AptDiff\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Brother Technology\AptDiff\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AptDiff

Program executable:aptdiff.exe
AptDiff Visual Files Diff/Merge Tool
Path:C:\Program Files\brother technology\aptdiff\aptdiff.exe
Additional files:
  • adext.dll - AptDiff Shell Integration library
  • adext64.dll
  • adupdate.exe - AptDiff Updater (AptDiff updater)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • adext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AptDiff' with a class of {064AA36C-040F-472a-A2F5-49702D8CA4E6}.

How do I remove AptDiff?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.71%
Windows XP 17.86%
Windows 10 17.86%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 7 Starter 7.14%
Windows 8.1 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.46%
  Germany 8.11%
  United Kingdom 8.11%
  Canada 5.41%
  Brazil 2.70%
  France 2.70%
  India 2.70%
  Mexico 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Turkey 2.70%
  China 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Acer 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Sahara 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 9010 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 5.56%
PositivoEINM10CB 5.56%
LENOVO 2347CN5 5.56%
LENOVO 2306A73 5.56%
LENOVO 10249JU 5.56%


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