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Can I delete Apple Support from my computer?


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#1 clueless55

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:39 PM

While deleting some programs on my computer I noticed that I have the following:

Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update

Can someone out there tell me why I might need these items? I'd like to delete them but am afraid I might be making a dire error in doing so.

Thanks for any help you can give this CLUELESS lady!!
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

Do you have itunes or an apple media device or quicktime player?

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

Thanks for your response, Animal.

I don't have iTunes or an Apple media device.

I do have QuickTime Player, QuickTime Picture Viewer, and QuickTime Movie Player. As far as I know, I only use QuickTime Player, not the others.

Looking forward to your expert opinion whether I can delete the 3 items mentioned in my post.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:45 PM

Then that looks like you have the bundled bloatware that comes with a quicktime update. With the new version of quicktime I'm not sure those three items are required. I don't think so. However to be safe, copy them to an external source before deleting them. That way if you have trouble with your quicktime you can restore them more easily. Otherwise delete them and if it breaks quicktime just reinstall everything watching for bloatware tagging along and not allowing it to download.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:56 PM

Many thanks, Animal! You've helped me a lot. :thumbup2:

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

You're quite welcome from us here at Bleeping Computer. :thumbup2:

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