APN Updater by APN LLC (Signed)


There are 5 versions of apnmcp.exe in the wild, the latest version being It is started as a Windows Service called 'Service de mise à jour Ask' with the name 'APNMCP' and described as “Le service de mise à jour Ask garde vos logiciels fourni par Ask à jour.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 164.37 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to APN LLC by VeriSign. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0006% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 2.28 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 4.16 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 32 Bytes per minute for reads and 2 Bytes per minute for writes.


File name:apnmcp.exe
Publisher:APN LLC.
Product name:APN Updater
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\apnmcp.exe
Issued to:APN LLC
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, April 16, 2012
Expiration date:Thursday, April 09, 2015
Windows Service
Service name:APNMCP
Display name:Service de mise à jour Ask
Description:“Le service de mise à jour Ask garde vos logiciels fourni par Ask à jour.”


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of apnmcp.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'APNMCP' (Service de mise à jour Ask)

VersionsAll file variations of apnmcp.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
dea1d1757f8f8624e498092684b55d58 7afdc2e9948287cf420c5ff5256faf01b27d7735 165.66 KB
ea47d460576859f01abef195dd2f49be a0e0007207f57e7098ef415c455e2fcf08e4ec7a 165.66 KB
8549d4b927c6ae13a118296f2251cc51 cb986dd43f303c27a630a7ae52ff19a212144548 165.13 KB
8f6f2dce36081ea12a98c6b400db62d9 4f414ad6dd16d22fc80e0e4ac2b62be19ee0716d 162.7 KB
b0f97681e48ee0d53fd8492e19294b7d c6c6355a77abe3a69264d880009ea8d090300b68 162.7 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.15%
Windows 8 Pro 15.15%
Windows 8 Single Language 12.12%
Windows Vista Home Premium 12.12%
Windows 8 6.06%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.03%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.45% of APN Updater.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
ASUS 20.00%
Acer 15.00%
Sony 10.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Gateway 10.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Dell 5.00%
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