What does the APSDaemon.exe file do?
The APSDaemon.exe process is also known as Apple Push and is a part of Apple Application Support or, as the case may be, Apple Push. This software is produced by Apple (www.apple.com). An obsolete or defective version of APSDaemon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Apple Push has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Apple Push 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)
- APSDaemon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module APSDaemon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about APSDaemon.exe Apple Push
APSDaemon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. APSDaemon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 59,720 bytes (32% of all these files), 59,280 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. APSDaemon.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 4% 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 APSDaemon.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 APSDaemon?
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 Apple Application Support or Apple Push
To remove Apple Push from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Apple Application Support or Apple Push in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if APSDaemon.exe (Apple Push) 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 Apple Push. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Apple Push 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 APSDaemon.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.