Apple Software Update Apple Software Update

A guide to uninstall Apple Software Update from your PC

This info is about Apple Software Update for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is developed by Apple Inc.. More info about Apple Inc. can be seen here. Click on to get more details about Apple Software Update on Apple Inc.'s website. Usually the Apple Software Update program is placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update directory, depending on the user's option during install. You can uninstall Apple Software Update by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{74EC78BC-B379-4E29-9006-8F161DCAABA6}. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. Apple Software Update's primary file takes about 545.59 KB (558688 bytes) and is called SoftwareUpdate.exe.

Apple Software Update installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 545.59 KB (558688 bytes) on disk.

  • SoftwareUpdate.exe (545.59 KB)

The information on this page is only about version of Apple Software Update. You can find here a few links to other Apple Software Update releases: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Apple Software Update we suggest you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Apple Software Update:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple\Apple Software Update

The files below remain on your disk by Apple Software Update's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\plugins\EXEInstallPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\plugins\MSIInstallPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\ScriptingObjectModel.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\da.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\de.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\en.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\es.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\fi.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\fr.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\it.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\ja.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\ko.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\nb.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\nl.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\ru.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\Software Update.tiff
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\sv.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\zh_CN.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.Resources\zh_TW.lproj\SoftwareUpdateLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateAdmin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\da.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\de.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\en.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\es.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\fi.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\fr.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\it.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\ja.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\ko.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\nb.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\nl.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\ru.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\sv.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\zh_CN.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdateFiles.Resources\zh_TW.lproj\SoftwareUpdateFilesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{74EC78BC-B379-4E29-9006-8F161DCAABA6}\Installer.ico

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CB87CE47973B92E40960F861D1ACBA6A
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{74EC78BC-B379-4E29-9006-8F161DCAABA6}

Supplementary values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CB87CE47973B92E40960F861D1ACBA6A\ProductName

How to remove Apple Software Update from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Apple Software Update is a program released by Apple Inc.. Frequently, people decide to erase it. This is hard because deleting this manually requires some experience regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE manner to erase Apple Software Update is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Apple Software Update or simply click the Search feature and type in "Apple Software Update". The Apple Software Update application will be found very quickly. After you select Apple Software Update in the list of programs, some data about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Apple Software Update, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Apple Software Update:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{74EC78BC-B379-4E29-9006-8F161DCAABA6}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Apple Software Update.
Uninstall Apple Software Update

8. After uninstalling Apple Software Update, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Apple Software Update that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Apple Software Update with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Apple Software Update by Apple Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that Apple Software Update by Apple Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Apple Software Update in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-23 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 20:52:32.583