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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,050
United States Rank #4,742
Reach 0.1918%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.34 days
452.48 days >
Average installed length: 237.74 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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Microsoft AppLocale

What is Microsoft AppLocale?  (from Microsoft)

Unicode based platforms, such as Windows XP, emulate the language environment required to run non-Unicode applications by internally converting application's non-Unicode text data to Unicode using a system-wide variable commonly called the system local (or language for non-Unicode applications). The language of the non...  Read more


Microsoft AppLocale is a software program developed by Microsoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 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 cmd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 176 files and is usually about 1.33 MB (1,391,104 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 28% of users of Microsoft AppLocale come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13209
Installation folder: C:\windows\apppatch
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{394BE3D9-7F57-4638-A8D1-1D88671913B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft AppLocale

Program executable:cmd.exe
Additional files:
  • alres404.dll - Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System (AppLocale)
  • alres411.dll
  • alres412.dll
  • alres804.dll
  • apploc.exe - AppLocale Español By NomenojoX
  • alres409.dll - Microsoft AppLocale
  • alres401.dll - AppLocale
  • alres407.dll
  • alres40d.dll
  • allayer.dll
  • acdclclient30.dll (by ACD SYSTEMS) - ACD SYSTEMS ACDCLClient (ACDCLClient)
  • acddnlmgr.exe (by ACD Systems)
  • acdsee9.exe (by ACD Systems) - ACDSee 9.0 (ACDSee 9 Photo Manager)
  • acdsee9.exe.dll
  • acdseemc.exe - ACDSee Message Center (ACDSee 9 MessageCenter)
  • acdseemc.exe.dll
  • acdseeqv.exe - ACDSee Quick View
  • acdseeqv.exe.dll
  • acdseesr.exe (by ACD Systems Ltd) - ACDSee Showroom
  • acdseesr.exe.dll (by ACD Systems Ltd)
  • acdtfx.dll - TransformEffect.dll (Special Effect)
  • adb.exe
  • adb_cos.exe
  • adblocker32.dll (by AVAST Software) - avast! Ad Blocker (avast! Ad Blocker Module)
  • adblocker64.dll (by AVAST Software)
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • adbwinusbapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android ADB API (WinUsb)
  • androidplaylist.dll - AndroidP Dynamic Link Library
  • appcmd.exe - Internet Information Services (Application Server Command Line Admin Tool)
  • appobj.dll - Application Server Command Administration Interface
  • areadylb_nero.dll (by Audible) - AReadyLB Library (AudibleReady Client Library)
  • asp.dll - Active Server Pages
  • authanon.dll - anonymous authentication provider
  • authbas.dll - basic authentication provider
  • authcert.dll - AD certmap authentication provider
  • authmap.dll - IIS certmap authentication provider
  • authsspi.dll - SSPI authentication provider
  • baseslideshow.exe
  • browscap.dll - MSWC Browser Capabilities
  • cachtokn.dll - token cache provider
  • cachuri.dll - URI cache provider
  • cgi.dll - CGI handler
  • compdyn.dll - Dynamic compression module
  • compstat.dll - Static compression module
  • custerr.dll - Custom error handler
  • defdoc.dll - Default Document handler
  • desktopclientcpplib_vc80.dll - DesktopC Dynamic Link Library
  • desktopclientlib.dll
  • desktopclientlitedll.dll
  • detoured.dll - Marks process modified by Detours technology.
  • devdetect.exe
  • dirlist.dll - Directory Listing handler
  • drivelocker.dll (by Nero AG) - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • em2v.dll (by Nero AG) - Nero Suite (Mpeg-2 Video Decoder)
  • fastboot.exe
  • filter.dll - ISAPI filter module
  • gzip.dll - GZIP Compression DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • acdseeqv.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSee90ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee 9.0.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npswf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • adblocker64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.
  • adblocker32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npswf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugino' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • apploc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{15547D58-4F4F-42FB-AB05-CE5D772D069E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • devdetect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Device Detector' which loads as DevDetect.exe -autorun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • iisexpress.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IIS Express\iisexpress.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft AppLocale?

You can uninstall Microsoft AppLocale 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 Microsoft AppLocale, 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 Microsoft AppLocale.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft AppLocale you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? 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 67.08%
Windows 10 20.47%
Windows XP 10.55%
Windows Vista 1.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 8.75%
Windows 8.1 5.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.08%
  Taiwan 25.80%
  Hong Kong 8.06%
  Russia 2.41%
  Canada 2.21%
  Brazil 2.14%
  France 2.07%
  Thailand 2.02%
  Malaysia 2.02%
  United Kingdom 1.65%
  Germany 1.56%
  Australia 1.39%
  Korea 1.31%
  Italy 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.16%
Acer 21.50%
Hewlett-Packard 13.95%
Dell 12.59%
Lenovo 5.32%
Toshiba 3.40%
Samsung 2.57%
MSI 1.87%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Intel 0.89%
Alienware 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.05%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.47%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.32%
MSI MS-7758 2.03%


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