Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions 3.13% 0.39% 2.21% 28.13% 14.84% 23.05% 7.68% 8.33% 4.56% 4.69% 0.78% 2.21%


PE structurePE file structure

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RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
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
PathFindExtensionW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathFindFileNameW


Apple Push by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove APSDaemon.exe
MD5:   f7dd2d785280db73dc9060f80361befb
SHA1:   79cddf3984f2b1f61d95da9feffef409e0386b2c
SHA256:   7af1114ffa46290dc77cc5d562034287a0e617bd4747f58e65cdf70244c402cb

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.


apsdaemon.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. 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.. The file is digitally signed by Apple Inc. which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


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:
Size:57.85 KB (59,240 bytes)
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
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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.
8% remove


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"

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%
NEC 1.48%
Samsung 1.11%
Sahara 0.74%
Compaq 0.74%
Alienware 0.37%
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