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Should I remove Supporto applicazioni Apple?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #928
United States Rank #8,210
Reach 0.7428%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.80 days
495.64 days >
Average installed length: 260.42 days


3.1 10.33%
3.0.6 8.03%
3.0.5 2.76%
3.0.3 5.85%
3.0.1 8.45%
3.0 4.71%
2.3.7 0.06%
2.3.6 29.27%
2.3.4 15.87%
2.3.3 5.23%
2.3.2 3.92%
2.3 3.20%
2.2.2 1.65%
2.0.1 0.67%

Typically installed together

Supporto applicazioni Apple

What is Supporto applicazioni Apple?

Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes, QuickTime and other Apple installed products (do not remove this if you use any of these programs). If you remove this program you will need to reinstall it in order for iTunes to load. The program is also used to connect iTunes to the various iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


The most used version is 2.3.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is adobe air updater.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 59.37 MB (62,253,589 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com/it
Help link: www.apple.com/it/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F5266D28-E0B2-4130-BFC5-EE155AD514DC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 59.37 MB
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by Supporto applicazioni Apple

Program executable:adobe air updater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe air\versions\1.0\resources\adobe air updater.exe
Additional files:
  • AppleVersions.dll - Apple Software Support Version Check (Apple Software Support Version Check Dynamic Link Library)
  • VersionCheckMe.exe - VersionCheckMe Application
  • SQLite3.dll
  • AVFoundationCF.dll - AVFoundationCF
  • CoreFoundation.dll - CoreFoundation
  • CoreGraphics.dll - CoreGraphics (CoreGraphics DLL)
  • CoreVideo.dll - CodeVideo.dll (CoreVideo)
  • APSDaemon.exe - Apple Push
  • Foundation.dll - Foundation
  • QuartzCore.dll - QuartzCore (QuartzCore DLL)
  • CoreAudioToolbox.dll - CoreAudio (File di risorse CoreAudio)
  • CoreMedia.dll - CoreMedia
  • distnoted.exe - distnoted
  • MediaToolbox.dll - MediaToolbox
  • VideoToolbox.dll - VideoToolbox
  • CoreLSKD.dll - CoreLSKD
  • defaults.exe - defaults
  • libcache.dll - libcache
  • CoreADI.dll - CoreADI
  • ApplePushService.dll - iCloud (ApplePushService)
  • APSDaemon_main.dll - APS Daemon
  • ASL.dll - WinASL (Apple System Logging)
  • plutil.exe - plutil
  • objc.dll - objc4 (Objective-C Runtime Library)
  • CoreText.dll
  • image_cache.exe
  • JavaScriptCore.dll
  • libtidy.dll
  • MediaAccessibility.dll
  • QTMovieWin.dll
  • SafariTheme.dll
  • WebKit.dll
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe
  • WebKitQuartzCoreAdditions.dll
  • YSCrashDump.dll
  • YSUtilities.dll
  • icudt46.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple) - Apple ICU 4.0 Compatibility DLL
  • icuuc40.dll (by The ICU Project and Apple)
  • libicuin.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • libicuuc.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C)
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2
  • libxslt.dll - libxslt
  • CFNetwork.dll - CFNetwork (CFNetwork)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • APSDaemon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C7F8C2F-AF88-4A24-8A12-461EDFBD5ACF}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • APSDaemon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 11.
Startup File (User Run)
  • APSDaemon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'APSDaemon' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • APSDaemon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DivXUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe".
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WebKit2WebProcess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Archivos comunes\Apple\Apple Application Support\WebKit2WebProcess.exe'.
  • APSDaemon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe'.
  • distnoted.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe'.
  • plutil.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\plutil.exe'.
  • defaults.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\defaults.exe'.
Network connections
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 80).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • APSDaemon.exe connects to (port 5223).
  • Plus 41 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009768336%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049812%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047871%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,278
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.13 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:35 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0002856759%
Kernel CPU:0.00021863%
User CPU:0.00006705%
CPU cycles/sec:1,702
I/O reads/min:28 Bytes

How do I remove Supporto applicazioni Apple?

You can uninstall Supporto applicazioni Apple 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 Supporto applicazioni Apple, 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 Supporto applicazioni Apple.

Win 10 48%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.25%
Windows 7 40.47%
Windows XP 6.54%
Windows Vista 4.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.58%
Windows 8.1 16.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.53%
Windows 7 Professional 9.06%
Windows 10 Home 7.56%
Windows 8 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.55% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 92.55%
  United States 3.69%
  Switzerland 0.90%
  United Kingdom 0.63%
  Germany 0.45%
  Spain 0.22%
  France 0.22%
  Belgium 0.09%
  Austria 0.08%
  Australia 0.07%
  Netherlands 0.07%
  Romania 0.06%
  Russia 0.05%
  Israel 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.16%
Acer 23.29%
ASUS 21.60%
Samsung 7.87%
Dell 5.55%
Toshiba 3.37%
Lenovo 2.69%
American Megatrends 1.66%
Intel 0.94%
Sahara 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.79%
ASUSTeK K55VD 3.17%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.54%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.23%

About Apple

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


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