"APSDaemon.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "APSDaemon.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "APSDaemon.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "APSDaemon.exe" process?

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A

"APSDaemon.exe" process represents "Apple Push" program.

"APSDaemon.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "svchost" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            APSDaemon

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "APSDaemon.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
APSDaemon.exe             2,828 K   Apple Push

Additional information about "APSDaemon.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: APSDaemon.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
   Description: Apple Push
   Version: 2.5.12.33
   Size: 67384 bytes
   Last modified: 11/17/2016 1:28:56 AM
   Company Name: Apple Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Logs\asl.205409_05Mar17.log
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll

"APSDaemon.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "APSDaemon.exe" process, if you are not connecting any Apple devices to the computer.

 

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