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Should I remove iCloud?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #123
United States Rank #96
Reach 3.7704%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.24 days
626.66 days >
Average installed length: 329.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.16.0.15 0.08%
7.15.0.10 0.11%
7.14.0.29 0.02%
7.13.0.14 0.03%
7.12.0.14 0.02%
7.11.0.19 0.02%
7.10.0.9 0.01%
7.9.0.9 0.01%
7.8.1.12 0.00%
7.8.0.7 0.00%
7.7.0.27 0.00%
7.6.0.15 0.09%
7.5.0.34 0.32%
7.4.0.111 1.76%
7.3.0.20 2.00%
7.2.0.67 1.83%
7.1.0.34 0.85%
7.0.1.210 0.39%
6.2.3.17 0.55%
6.2.2.39 2.37%
6.2.1.67 2.46%
6.1.2.13 3.97%
6.1.0.30 1.11%
6.0.2.10 1.64%
6.0.1.41 2.27%
5.2.2.87 4.79%
5.2.1.69 4.97%
5.1.0.34 12.44%
5.0.2.61 4.84%
5.0.1.66 0.01%
4.1.1.53 24.34%
4.1.0.44 0.00%
4.0.6.28 26.66%
1.0.0.186 0.01%
1.0.0.158 0.00%
1.0.0.155 0.00%

iCloud

What is iCloud?

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service. The service allows users to store data such as music and iOS applications on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices and personal computers. The service also allows users to wirelessly back up their iOS devices to iCloud instead of manually doing so using iTunes.

Overview

The most used version is 4.0.6.28, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is ApplePhotoStreams.exe. The software installer includes 82 files and is usually about 22.39 MB (23,473,505 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{55E4E0FD-8415-4D6F-9F68-67A84697AE64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by iCloud

Program executable:ApplePhotoStreams.exe
Name:iCloud Control Panel
iCloud Photos
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
MD5:105c276bb7b43501225c419b062096d0
Additional files:
  • AOSKit.dll - AOSKit Dynamic Link Library
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe - iCloud Control Panel (iCloud Photos)
  • ApplePhotoStreams_main.dll - Apple Photostreams Uploader Module
  • ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader.exe - iCloud Photos Downloader
  • ApplePhotoStreamsDownloader_main.dll - Apple Photostreams Downloader Module
  • ApplePhotoStreamsPS.dll - Stub For Interprocess Communication
  • ApplePhotoStreamsSlideShow.exe - Apple Photostreams Slideshow Executable
  • iCloud.exe - iCloud
  • ShellStreams.dll - Apple Photostreams UI Shell Extension
  • ShellStreamsShortcut.exe - Apple Photostreams Start Menu Shortcut Executable
  • APLZOD32.dll - iCloud for Windows (Apple Outlook Addin)
  • AppleBMDAViCPProvider.dll - Apple BM DAV iCP Provider
  • AppleChromeDAV.exe - Apple Chrome DAV
  • AppleChromeDAV_main.dll
  • AppleFirefoxHost.exe - iCloud Firefox Bookmarks
  • AppleFirefoxHost_main.dll
  • AppleIEDAV.exe - Apple IE DAV
  • AppleIEDAV_main.dll
  • AppleOutlookDAVConfig.exe - Apple Outlook DAV Config
  • ChunkingLibrary.dll
  • CloudDriveProvider.dll - iCloud Drive Settings Provider
  • CloudPhotosProvider.dll
  • EReporter.exe
  • EReporter_main.dll - EReporter
  • iCloud_main.dll - iCloudPrefCore
  • iCloudDrive.exe - iCloud Drive
  • iCloudDrive_main.dll
  • iCloudPhotos.exe - iCloud Photo Library
  • iCloudPhotos_main.dll
  • iCloudServices.exe
  • iCloudServices_main.dll - iCloud Services
  • iCloudWeb.exe - iCloud Web
  • iCloudWinPref.exe - iCloudWinPref
  • iCloudWinPref_main.dll
  • mmcs.dll
  • PCS.dll - iCloud PCS
  • ShellStreamsUI.dll - ShellStreamsUI
  • GenerationalStorage.dll
  • AppleChromeDAV_host_manifest.json
  • AppleFirefoxHost_manifest.json
  • combined.js
  • jquery-2.1.4.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShellStreams.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PhotoStreamsExt' with a class of {89D984B3-813B-406A-8298-118AFA3A22AE}.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • EReporter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Apple Diagnostics' (runs daily at 8:59 AM).
  • ShellStreamsShortcut.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F07A24F1-C5DC-4FAB-A8BD-51B4F52D0432}' (runs on registration).
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FCC5C67C-3A15-4F1E-9C1A-53B644F3EF92}' (runs on registration).
  • iCloud.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C34C0899-B405-4FDA-AC55-A0757A6C609B}' (runs on registration).
  • iCloudWeb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B738F606-0283-4DA4-9415-097C7D0BA01F}' (runs on registration).
6 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • iCloudServices.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iCloudServices_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-902653428-2055137271-2479168837-1001.
  • iCloudDrive.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iCloudDrive_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-902653428-2055137271-2479168837-1001.
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • AppleIEDAV.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
  • iCloudPhotos.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
  • iCloud.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iCloud.
6 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iCloud.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloud' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloud.exe.
  • iCloudPhotos.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloudPhotos' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudPhotos.exe.
  • iCloudDrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloudDrive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudDrive.exe.
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ApplePhotoStreams' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe.
  • AppleIEDAV.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AppleIEDAV' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\AppleIEDAV.exe.
  • iCloudServices.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iCloudServices' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • iCloud.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'iCloud' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloud.exe".
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • iCloudPhotos.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iCloudPhotos' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudPhotos.exe.
  • iCloudServices.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iCloudServices' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe".
  • iCloudDrive.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iCloudDrive' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudDrive.exe.
  • ApplePhotoStreams.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApplePhotoStreams' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • iCloudServices.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe'.

How do I remove iCloud?

You can uninstall iCloud 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 iCloud, 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 iCloud.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 61%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.51%
Windows 7 38.43%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.75%
Windows 8.1 11.44%
Windows 10 Pro 10.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.04%
  Germany 6.52%
  United Kingdom 6.10%
  Italy 4.46%
  Canada 3.47%
  France 2.75%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Australia 1.92%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Spain 0.91%
  Sweden 0.78%
  Austria 0.63%
  Belgium 0.59%
  Norway 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.59%
Dell 21.80%
Acer 14.16%
ASUS 11.06%
Toshiba 7.23%
Lenovo 5.78%
Samsung 3.69%
GIGABYTE 2.69%
Medion 1.00%
Intel 0.83%
Apple 0.60%
MSI 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.99%
ASUS All Series 5.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.65%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.17%

About Apple

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

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