What is AppleCharger?

AppleCharger.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if AppleCharger.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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AppleCharger.sys file information

The process known as AppleCharger belongs to software unknown by Giga-Byte Technology ( or GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD (

Description: AppleCharger.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AppleCharger.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 18,544 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 19,496 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. AppleCharger.sys is not a Windows core file. There is no detailed description of this service. AppleCharger.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify AppleCharger.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AppleCharger.sys. Therefore, you should check the AppleCharger.sys 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

I don't know much about the applecharger.sys file but I do know that it is giving me a BSod just after I reinstalled WIN7 64. I find it in my system32 folder as is told above. I just wonder if I can delete it all together since it is not a necessary system file.

Summary: Average user rating of AppleCharger.sys: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving AppleCharger issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AppleCharger. 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 AppleCharger.sys 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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