"Application Information - appinfo.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Application Information" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Application Information" service related to appinfo.dll?

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A

"Application Information" is a Windows 8 service that Facilitates the running of interactive applications with additional administrative privileges. If this service is stopped, users will be unable to launch applications with the additional administrative privileges they may require to perform desired user tasks. "Application Information" service is provided by appinfo.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Application Information" service:

Service name: Appinfo
Display name: Application Information
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: {RpcSs, ProfSvc}

"Application Information" service is provided by a program called: appinfo.dll:

Name: appinfo.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\appinfo.dll
Description: Application Information Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 70144 bytes
Modified: 3/6/2013 6:29:15 AM UTC

Disabling "Application Information" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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