What does the appnhost.exe file do?
The appnhost.exe process is also known as Native Host for Apps and is a part of AppNHost. This software is produced by Mixesoft Project. An obsolete or defective version of appnhost.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Native Host for Apps has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Native Host for Apps 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)
- appnhost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module appnhost.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about appnhost.exe Native Host for Apps
appnhost.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Appnhost.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 453,176 bytes.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Appnhost.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 61% 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 appnhost.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 appnhost?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall AppNHost
To remove Native Host for Apps 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 AppNHost in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if appnhost.exe (Native Host for Apps) 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 Native Host for Apps. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Native Host for Apps 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 appnhost.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.