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VersionsAdditional versions

2.3.4.27 3.13%
2.3.4.24 0.39%
2.2.10.8 2.21%
2.2.9.2 28.13%
2.2.8.1 14.84%
2.2.5.1 23.05%
2.2.3.5 7.68%
2.2.3.2 8.33%
2.1.19.17 4.56%
2.1.19.1 4.69%
2.1.14.3 0.78%
2.1.10.1 2.21%

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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
kernel32.dll
GetLastError, GetModuleFileNameW, GetEnvironmentVariableW, SetDllDirectoryW, GetFileAttributesW, WideCharToMultiByte, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, lstrlenW, CloseHandle, GetCommandLineW, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCurrentProcessId, LoadLibraryW, DebugBreak, GetProcAddress, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, CreateToolhelp32Snapshot, Process32FirstW, Process32NextW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, OutputDebugStringA, LoadLibraryA, FreeLibrary, LocalAlloc, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, IsDebuggerPresent, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, GetStartupInfoA, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, RaiseException
msvcp80.dll
DllMain
msvcr80.dll
DllMain
shell32.dll
CommandLineToArgvW
shlwapi.dll
PathFindExtensionW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathFindFileNameW

APSDaemon.exe

Apple Push by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove APSDaemon.exe
Version:   2.1.19.17
MD5:   b45f2c4076acfd9714037b7c69d90167
SHA1:   7352458f1c98bd6943d47fb9e7b792738a3110d3
SHA256:   560172aab25c9fabb06c08d7364f1a7ede398ae24a7528c7ee7099503361c907

What is APSDaemon.exe?

The Apple Push Notification Service is a service created by Apple Inc. that uses push technology through a constantly open IP connection to forward notifications from the servers of third party applications to the Apple devices; such notifications may include badges, sounds or custom text alerts.

Overview

apsdaemon.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation). It is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Apple Application Support published by Apple Inc., Apple Application Support from Apple Inc. and Apple Application Support by Apple Inc..

DetailsDetails

File name:apsdaemon.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Apple Push
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\apple\apple application support\apsdaemon.exe
File version:2.1.19.17
Size:57.89 KB (59,280 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
6% remove
Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes, QuickTime and other Apple installed products (do not remove this if you use any of these programs). If you remove this program you will need to reinstall it in order for iTunes to load. The program is also used to connect iTunes to the various iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apple Inc.
12% remove
Unlike traditional screen reader, VoiceOver is built into the operating system, so you can use new applications directly accessible. No need to buy an upgrade for VoiceOver, install a fresh copy and add the application to a "white list". Moreover, VoiceOver commands work the same in all applications, so when you learn to use them, you will for any accessible application.
Apple Inc.
9% remove
Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes is an application that allows the user to purchase and manage audio and video on a personal computer, acting as a front end for Apple's QuickTime media player. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the audio of an ...
Apple Inc.
11% remove
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. It is based on the WebKit engine, which is a fork of KDE's KHTML engine. Safari has a number of features. Some are specific to certain operating systems or platforms.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'APSDaemon' → "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
Network connections
  • [TCP] nk11p01st-hpaj392628-bz.push.apple.com (17.149.32.30:5223)
  • [UDP] listens on port 58084
  • [UDP] listens on port 57655

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00151402%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00101470%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00049931%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:421 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:37,328/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:4.84 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):8.03 MB
    Private (minimum):6.01 MB
    Non-paged memory:4.84 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:104.86 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):113.4 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:6.02 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):12.92 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:4,922/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:152 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:21 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:266 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:13/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:11
    12
    Handles:338
    600
    GUI GDI count:9
    103
    GUI GDI peak:9
    142
    GUI USER count:4
    49
    GUI USER peak:6
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Platform:64-bit
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\common files\apple\apple application support\apsdaemon.exe" -embedding
    Owner:User
    Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    APSDaemon.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00086738%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00056553%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00030186%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:10,685/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:52 KB
    1.16 MB
    MSVCR80.dll
    Total CPU:0.00000389%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000389%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:79/sec
    Memory:620 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Home Premium 39.50%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 14.50%
    Windows 8.1 8.50%
    Windows 8 6.50%
    Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
    Microsoft Windows XP 6.00%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 5.50%
    Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
    Windows 8 Pro 2.50%
    Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.00%
    Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
    Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
    Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
    Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
    Windows 8 Single Language 0.50%
    Windows Vista Business 0.50%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 47.24% of Apple Push.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Dell 22.88%
    Hewlett-Packard 17.71%
    ASUS 15.50%
    Toshiba 12.55%
    Sony 8.12%
    Acer 7.38%
    Lenovo 5.17%
    Intel 3.69%
    GIGABYTE 2.58%
    NEC 1.48%
    Samsung 1.11%
    Sahara 0.74%
    Compaq 0.74%
    Alienware 0.37%
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