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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,251
United States Rank #5,650
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.82 days
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Average installed length: 183.27 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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piaip AppLocale

What is piaip 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


piaip AppLocale is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 primary executable is named yellow adblocker.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 1.32 MB (1,380,864 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 41% of users of piaip AppLocale come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Canada.

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: 1.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by piaip AppLocale

Program executable:yellow adblocker.exe
Path:C:\ProgramData\yellow adblocker\yellow adblocker.exe
Additional files:
  • alres404.dll - Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System (AppLocale)
  • alres411.dll
  • alres412.dll
  • alres804.dll
  • alres409.dll - Microsoft AppLocale
  • alres401.dll - AppLocale
  • alres407.dll
  • alres40d.dll
  • apploc.exe
  • allayer.dll
  • blackpipe.dll - Windows Live Mesh (Remote Activation Network Library)
  • commengine.dll - Remote Activation Communication Engine
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft(R) DirectX for Windows(R) (DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece)
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • encoders.dll - Remote Activation Encoders Library
  • lkrhwlc.dll - LKRhash scalable hashtables
  • logging.dll - Windows Live Mesh Logging Library
  • microsoft.live.folders.richupload.3.dll - Windows Live (R) (Microsoft® Rich Upload ActiveX control)
  • rdpcorewlc.dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • utilclasses.dll - Remote Activation Utility Library
  • wlcmstscax.dll - mstscax.dll
  • wlremoteactivex.dll
  • wlremoteresource.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • apploc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EFAE4D4B-2693-47E9-8267-477B499998B9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove piaip AppLocale?

You can uninstall piaip 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 piaip 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 piaip AppLocale.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 10 30.22%
Windows XP 4.16%
Windows Vista 1.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.28%
Windows 8.1 9.82%
Windows 7 Professional 9.12%
Windows 10 Home 5.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.86%
  Taiwan 18.83%
  Canada 3.24%
  Hong Kong 3.19%
  France 3.10%
  Italy 2.83%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Germany 2.01%
  Australia 1.82%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Malaysia 1.05%
  Indonesia 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.25%
Hewlett-Packard 18.19%
Acer 17.83%
Dell 10.32%
Lenovo 4.71%
Toshiba 4.16%
Samsung 3.62%
Alienware 2.62%
MSI 2.26%
Intel 0.72%
Apple 0.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.11%
MSI MS-7693 2.22%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.00%
MSI MS-7816 2.00%


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