What is apc_host.exe?

The genuine apc_host.exe file is a software component of Anyplace Control by Anyplace Control Software.
Apc_host.exe is an executable file that belongs to Anyplace Control, a remote administration tool for the Windows platform. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Anyplace Control uses a client and target program that must be installed on all computers that need access. The software features the ability to display a remote computer's desktop in real-time on the local computer's screen, password security, file transfer between remote computers, disabling of remote computer components such as the mouse, keyboard and/or monitor. Anyplace Control Software is a Ukrainian company that develops networking solutions for corporate clients, as well as home users. The company was founded in 2002 and has expanded to the United States with Marketing, Sales and Public Relations departments located in New York.

apc_host stands for Anyplace Control Host

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the apc_host.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Apc_host.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with apc_host
Apc_host.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Anyplace Control or Remote Desktop Control, RDC belongs to software Anyplace Control (version by Anyplace Control Software ( or AQUATRA.

Description: Apc_host.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Apc_host.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 404,480 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 917,432 bytes, 510,464 bytes, 534,528 bytes or 925,112 bytes. 
Apc_host.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Apc_host.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with apc_host.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Remote Desktop Control Trial or Anyplace Control 4.3 full (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or go to the support area of the Remote-desktop-control website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as apc_host.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the apc_host.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Remote Administrator
  Thiago   (further information)
Its non essential and non harmful

Summary: Average user rating of apc_host.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving apc_host issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with apc_host. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the apc_host.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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