What does the APAgent.exe file do?
The APAgent.exe process is also known as AirPort Base Station Agent and is a part of AirPort. This software is produced by Apple (www.apple.com). An obsolete or defective version of APAgent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AirPort Base Station Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AirPort Base Station Agent has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- APAgent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module APAgent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about APAgent.exe AirPort Base Station Agent
APAgent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. APAgent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 771,360 bytes.
The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This APAgent program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This particular software is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. APAgent.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 29% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves APAgent.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about APAgent?
|Not a lot but this websight is very misleading they allow you to download the scanner for free but then charge you to fix the errors they find. What a SCAM! |
|APAgent has nothing to do with tracking information or applications. APAgent.exe is an Apple utility to configer Disks and/or Printers connecten to a wireless Apple Airport Base station. An Apple wireless base station comes with an on board USB port to connect disks or printers and share them over your wireless lan. (further information...) |
Didier De Smet
|apagent.exe belongs to Airport Base Station Agent utility for Apple's AirPort wi-fi basestations. |
|Software to configure the Apple AirPort Base Station. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges APAgent.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall AirPort
To remove AirPort Base Station Agent from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate AirPort in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if APAgent.exe (AirPort Base Station Agent) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AirPort Base Station Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AirPort Base Station Agent or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or APAgent.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.