... you're referring to apsdaemon.exe, Kurt?
So if you installed a recent version of Safari for Windows
I somewhat recently purchased a new Mac Pro and reinstalled Win 7 from scratch on an erased drive. Never installed iTunes or Safari for Windows. apsdaemon.exe had to have come from either the original gray disks the Mac came with, where you start your drivers install at; or from one of the Boot Camp updates.
Never installed iTunes or Safari for Windows. apsdaemon.exe had to have come from either the original gray disks the Mac came with, where you start your drivers install at; or from one of the Boot Camp updates.
Interesting. One more possibility ... Standalone QuickTime Player install? (It's like iTunes or Safari, also requires an AAS install.)
I unchecked it in MSCONFIG so it doesn't load at start up, nor does it load when I open iTunes, but it DOES load at some time, but I can't figure out when. I tried setting it to low priority in Task Manager but that doesn't seem to make any difference, it still uses 95/98% of my system resources.
I think I'm just going to have to keep shutting it down when it's causing a problem, unless I can figure out what causes it to load, or anyone can tell me?
One more possibility ... Standalone QuickTime Player install? (It's like iTunes or Safari, also requires an AAS install.)
Didn't think of that one. Yes, that's certainly a possibility. If I'm feeling ambitious one of these days, I'll do an erase and install of Win 7 and then apply one thing at a time, starting with the gray disks the Mac came with, and see when that .exe appears. Though even that may not be definitive as it may be in more than one update.
I unchecked it in MSCONFIG so it doesn't load at start up, nor does it load when I open iTunes, but it DOES load at some time, but I can't figure out when.
That seems consistent with what I'm seeing, Peter. It's in my MSCONFIG startup items (as Apple Push), and ticked. But the process isn't running after a restart. So it seems like it only runs when something calls on it. I'm not sure what calls it either.
It's an internet/network application based on the info Kurt has supplied ... do you have a rule set up in your firewall software allowing it full access to the internet? (On occasion, trouble with firewall rules can cause processes and applications to run at loathsomely-high CPU levels.)
Ta, Kurt. (If you have a spare few hours sometime ... )
There's no official list anywhere I'm aware of of the Apple installers that also incorporate an AAS installer. We have to make it up out here in the Gamma as we go along. iTunesSetup.exe, iTunes64Setup.exe, SafariSetup.exe, QuickTimeInstaller.exe: definitely. I'm not sure about the MobileMe control panel ... it needs AAS to run, but I haven't ripped open a MobileMe .exe-based installer to see if there's an AppleApplicationSupport.msi in there. So it's interesting to know both whether there is or isn't an AAS in any given Apple Software installer bundle.
So far as I know my firewall allows Apple Push full access to the internet, so I don't see any problems arising from there.
I have iTunes, Safari and Quicktime installed, but rarely use the latter two, so I think it's running as a result of my using iTunes, which I do pretty much every day. I think it's loading when I run iTunes, but I don't think it's necessarily using all my system resources then. What happens is that I'll be using my pc quite happily, then suddenly it's like swimming in treacle, I open Task Manager and there is apsdaemon.exe using 98% of my system resources, so I shut the process down.
What I'm trying to figure is:
1) What do I do that triggers it using so many system resources,
2) What does Apple Push actually do, and
3) Thus what is not happening once I've shut it down?
and not too technical please :-) I'm quite competent, but not a professional computer person.
Something new has come up, Peter.
You're not getting the classical range of symptoms. But a LSP issue is the sort of thing that might affect an application/process like apsdaemon.exe, so it may be worth a check.
I also found this problum when I updated to iTunes 10.5.2. The cpu possess around 50%. Now I just untick two option , "Sync with this iphone over wi-fi" and going to "edit"--"preference"--"store"--untick "Always check for available downloads". It seems that the problum is no loger happen.
Anyways, I hope Apple can fix this problum as soon as possible.
If anyone is still having this problem, I've just encountered it myself maybe 5 minutes ago and found my own little fix... If you don't want to completely shut it down, or remove it from startup, you can simply lower it's priority over other processes.
To do this, just open your task manager and find the process. Then right-click and go under "set priority" and set it as low as you feel you need (I set mine on "low" the lowest setting possible). Now it should run properly, but when you try doing other tasks the computer simply pushes that process to the side untill it has the resources to get back to it...
This is working fine for me, and I hope it works for anyone else that seems to be having this problem.
A (dumb) question and a (not-so-dumb?) suggestion:
Can someone tell me how to get to the "synch over wifi" setting? I can't find it under any of the tabs under preferences, or anywhere else in iTunes. And their help is less than useless.
And here is a suggestion for those who have tried everything else. If apsdaemon.exe is not needed, why can't we replace the .exe file with something harmless, like notepad.exe? Then every time Apple wants to start this piece of ^&*$ you end up with a notepad window that you can just close and keep working. RealPlayer always starts an "auto update" daemon every time you launch it (and worse, it adds it to the startup list on msconfig). So after a while I got sick of it and replaced the .exe with notepad.