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Should I remove AusweisApp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,862
United States Rank #46,419
Reach 0.0369%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 359.63 days
915.19 days >
Average installed length: 480.86 days


1.13.1 9.63%
1.13.0 23.38%
1.12.0 2.20%
1.11.0 24.62%
1.10.0 7.98%
1.9.0 12.10%
1.8.0 6.33%
1.7.0 3.16%
1.5.0 2.20%
1.4.0 1.51%
1.3.0 2.89%
1.2.0 0.55%
1.1.0 0.83%
1.0.3 2.61%

Typically installed together

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What is AusweisApp?

AusweisApp is a free software application for the PC to the electronic authentication over the Internet using the new German identity card and the electronic residence permit to be able to benefit. The software creates an encrypted connection between the new ID card or the electronic residence permit and the eID-Server on the opposite side. AusweisApp serves the process of the certificate and authentication checks to make sure to offer the citizens a surface to use the new ID card or the electronic residence permit.


The most used version is 1.11.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is siqbootloader.exe. The software installer includes 107 files and is usually about 1.28 MB (1,337,666 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ausweisapp\jvm\lib\zi\america
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B7728B56-AC17-47FF-8D19-E8686AB6C35D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.28 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by AusweisApp

Program executable:siqbootloader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ausweisapp\siqbootloader.exe
Additional files:
  • net.dll (by Oracle) - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U9 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • nio.dll (by Oracle)
  • npt.dll
  • awt.dll
  • dcpr.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javaaccessbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems©)
  • java-rmi.exe
  • jawt.dll
  • jawtaccessbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems©)
  • jdbcodbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jvm.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7u9 (Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)
  • management.dll
  • mlib_image.dll
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • pack200.exe
  • pdcjk.dll
  • pdfparser.dll (by PDF Tools AG (http://www.pdf-tools.com)) - 3-Heights(TM) PDF Export API
  • pdfsecureapi.dll (by PDF Tools AG (http://www.pdf-tools.com)) - 3-Heights(TM) PDF Secure API
  • pdfvalidatorapi.dll - 3-Heights(TM) PDF Validator API
  • pdfviewerapi.dll - 3-Heights(TM) PDF Viewer API
  • splashscreen.dll
  • ssv.dll
  • ssvagent.exe
  • sunmscapi.dll
  • toolkillprocess.exe
  • unpack.dll
  • unpack200.exe
  • verify.dll
  • w2k_lsa_auth.dll
  • windowsaccessbridge.dll
  • zip.dll
  • siqbootloaderac.exe - AusweisApp (Konfiguration der "AusweisApp)
  • npecc30.dll - eCard Client Initiator
  • kinit.exe
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • npjp2.dll - Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • rmi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SSVHelper Class' with the class of {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43}.
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • jp2iexp.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
Startup File (User Run)
  • siqbootloader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AusweisApp' and executes as C:\Program Files\AusweisApp\siqBootLoader.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0140922445%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00713569%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00695656%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.7 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:888 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AusweisApp?

You can uninstall AusweisApp 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 AusweisApp, 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 AusweisApp.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AusweisApp you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.81%
Windows 10 22.83%
Windows Vista 6.60%
Windows XP 2.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.45%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.83%
Windows 8.1 7.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.57% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 95.57%
  United States 2.22%
  United Kingdom 0.55%
  France 0.42%
  Austria 0.28%
  Thailand 0.14%
  Finland 0.14%
  Hungary 0.14%
  Italy 0.14%
  DK 0.14%
  Russia 0.14%
  Sweden 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 36.65%
Acer 23.04%
Dell 10.21%
Hewlett-Packard 5.50%
ASUS 5.24%
Samsung 3.14%
Lenovo 2.09%
American Megatrends 2.09%
Sahara 2.09%
Intel 1.31%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.48%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.46%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.39%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 2.39%


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