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What is applephotostreams.exe?

Part of iCloud by Apple

What is it?

When you take photos on an iOS device or import photos from your digital camera to your computer, Photo Stream will automatically upload your new photos to iCloud and push your photos to all your other devices. You can also view the photos in your Photo Stream with Apple TV.
Description of applephotostreams.exe from Apple
With iCloud, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. And with Shared Photo Streams, you can easily choose which of your photos you want to share and who you want to share them with. Take a photo on an iOS device. Or import a photo from your digital camera to your computer. iCloud automatically pushes a copy of that photo over any available Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the Photos app on your iOS devices, iPhoto or Aperture on your Mac, and the Pictures Library on your PC. You can even view your Photo Stream album on your Apple TV. So you can show off your shots to friends and family from whichever device you’re using at the time.
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How does applephotostreams.exe run?

Process - applephotostreams.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. applephotostreams.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does applephotostreams.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - applephotostreams.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ApplePhotoStreams' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the applephotostreams.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of applephotostreams.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is applephotostreams.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00022% CPU2168.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.95 MB RAM27.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              16 GDI objects10.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          23 context switches/sec23.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\apple\internet services\applephotostreams.exe

Are there other versions of iCloud?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by iCloud.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: applephotostreams.exe
Publisher: Apple Inc. (verified)
Name: iCloud
Description: ApplePhotoStreams.exe
Size: 58.32 KB
Original file name: ApplePhotoStreams.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/14/2011
Expiration date: 6/25/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005190766%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003022619%
User CPU: 0.00021681476743%
Privileged CPU time: 1187537.56 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 256,026,991
CPU cycle count /min: 12,645,028
Context switches /sec: 23
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 136.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 157 MB
Paged memory: 5.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 18.98 MB
Paged system memory: 243.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.64 KB
Working set memory: 11.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 30.3 MB
Min working set memory: 9.98 MB
Private memory: 5.95 MB
Page faults: 37,920
Page faults /min: 25
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,460
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 3.01 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.72 KB
Total write operations: 422
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.13 MB
Write transfer /min: 462 Bytes
Total other operations: 46,939
Other operations /min: 104
Total other transfer: 1.55 MB
Other Transfer /min: 3.34 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 16
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 10
Handle count average: 421
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe" -Embedding
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe" -Embedding
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: ApplePhotoStreams
Command: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 57605
UDP: LISTENING on port 58227
TCP: on port 59625
UDP: LISTENING on port 52255
UDP: LISTENING on port 54077
TCP: on port 49361
UDP: LISTENING on port 62509
TCP: on port 49206
UDP: LISTENING on port 57508
UDP: LISTENING on port 64222
UDP: LISTENING on port 55866
UDP: LISTENING on port 50479

Image hashes

MD5: cc37819a9c45fdf9e0577d71d8044319
SHA-1: 84db999fa551a8237e4273158167e9014f98a511
SHA-256: 8559b78281cf61c01927fb4796e4475632178f6c6070bb5e2a1ffa2d433d598d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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