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VersionsAdditional versions

2.2.9.2 14.29%
2.2.8.1 19.05%
2.2.5.1 30.34%
2.2.3.5 10.23%
2.2.3.2 10.76%
2.1.19.17 6.00%
2.1.19.1 5.47%
2.1.14.3 1.06%
2.1.10.1 2.82%

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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)

Version:   2.2.3.2
MD5:   82cc8f77e9ec61c6b4d48dd4d5ca78e7
SHA1:   9de62e5407e65ce080e19ad20febe3dfa65bb138
SHA256:   51f3072f9ab9c6b8ff62731834530870a517f3099d1e94e8e2f953484b7a04fe

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., Compatibilidad con Aplicaciones de Apple from Apple Inc. and Compatibilidad con Aplicaciones de Apple 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:2.2.3.2
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
Para simplificar o uso dos computadores pelos cegos e pessoas com dificuldade visual, a Apple oferece uma solução já presente em cada Mac: VoiceOver. Uma solução com excelente custo-benefício, confiável, fácil de aprender, prática e agradável.
Apple Inc.
9% 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.
10% remove
Apple Application Support suorittamiseen vaaditaan iTunes, QuickTime ja muut Applen asennetut tuotteet (älä poista tätä, jos käytät jotakin näistä ohjelmista). Jos poistat ohjelman sinun tulee asentaa uudelleen, jotta iTunesin lataamaan.Ohjelma käytetään myös yhteyden iTunes eri iOS laitteita, kuten iPhone, iPad ja iPod Touch.
Apple Inc.
8% remove
A Apple oferece uma solução integrada em todos os Mac para tornar mais fácil a utilização do computador por pessoas invisuais ou com dificuldades de visão. Esta funcionalidade, denominada VoiceOver, é fiável, fácil de aprender e simples de utilizar.
Apple Inc.
4% 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.

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-courier038-bz.push.apple.com (17.149.36.108:5223)
  • [TCP] st11p01st-courier004-bz.push.apple.com (17.172.232.54:5223)
  • [TCP] st11p01st-courier155-bz.push.apple.com (17.172.232.205:5223)
  • [TCP] st11p01st-courier075-bz.push.apple.com (17.172.232.125:5223)
  • [TCP] st11p01st-courier038-bz.push.apple.com (17.172.232.88:5223)
  • [UDP] listens on port 64229
  • [UDP] listens on port 59573
  • [UDP] listens on port 61341
  • [UDP] listens on port 63316
  • [UDP] listens on port 57716
  • [UDP] listens on port 61999

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00058676%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00024569%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00034107%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:2,873 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:90,649/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:4.36 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):14.99 MB
    Private (minimum):9.12 MB
    Non-paged memory:4.36 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:102.34 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):109.95 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:10.03 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):15.1 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:6,968/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:138 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:75 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:2.46 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:90/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:11
    12
    Handles:366
    600
    GUI GDI count:8
    103
    GUI GDI peak:9
    142
    GUI USER count:5
    49
    GUI USER peak:7
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Platform:32-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_main.dll (iCloud by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00215126%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00142798%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00072328%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:62,541/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:656 KB
    1.16 MB
    MSVCR80.dll
    Total CPU:0.00060974%
    Kernel CPU:0.00038555%
    User CPU:0.00022419%
    CPU cycles:16,244/sec
    Memory:620 KB
    wow64.dll
    Total CPU:0.00026374%
    Kernel CPU:0.00019849%
    User CPU:0.00006526%
    CPU cycles:6,579/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    APSDaemon.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00008164%
    Kernel CPU:0.00005966%
    User CPU:0.00002198%
    CPU cycles:1,946/sec
    Memory:52 KB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00000538%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00000538%
    CPU cycles:215/sec
    Memory:1.23 MB

    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 37.00%
    Microsoft Windows XP 11.00%
    Windows 8 10.50%
    Windows 8 Pro 8.50%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 8.50%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
    Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 4.50%
    Windows Vista Home Basic 1.50%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%
    Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 1.00%
    Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
    Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
    Windows 7 Home Premium N 0.50%
    Windows 8 Pro N 0.50%
    Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
    Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 57.29% of Apple Push.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Dell 22.30%
    Toshiba 21.58%
    Hewlett-Packard 17.99%
    Acer 8.63%
    ASUS 7.91%
    Sony 5.76%
    Intel 5.04%
    Lenovo 5.04%
    American Megatrends 1.80%
    MSI 1.44%
    GIGABYTE 1.44%
    Samsung 0.36%
    Sahara 0.36%
    Alienware 0.36%
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