Meaning of APWHEEL in English
Mouse wheel software for Alps wheel mice.
Not necessary under Windows 98SE or later as the wheel is handled properly by Windows without additional software. However, as with all such software, there are "bells and whistles" (additional features) which some users use. If you do not use any of these additional features then you should be able to disable APWHEEL with Startup Manager and still have your wheel work properly. Note that APWHEEL will sometimes clash with the installation of software programs causing an "ISINST30 General Protection Fault". If you experience this, do an End Task on APWHEEL, install your software, and then reboot your PC for APWHEEL to be restarted with Windows.
Microsoft Windows task list Programs English glossary. Английский словарь - Список целевых программ Microsoft Windows. 2012