Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

17.327.4.24 8.49%
17.327.4.11 0.47%
17.323.0.9 12.58% 31.45% 36.32% 5.03% 2.67% 1.89% 0.79% 0.16% 0.16%



Apple Mobile Device Service by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll
MD5:   f8ecb748b53a010464f7a63154d75f56
SHA1:   54a287c5980754d60c8e7dada9481323a5c09a9f
SHA256:   21d8b92b78373ed4e26ef903574a24a56ac63c9c545c77b888408f49d27475ae

What is AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll?

This is the service portion of the Apple MobileDeviceHelper iTunes sync. AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe is installed along with the latest version of Apple iTunes and is used to sync your iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod or iPad with iTunes when you connect your device to your computer.


applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Apple Mobile Device Support published by Apple Inc., Apple Mobile Device Support from Apple Inc. and Apple Mobile Device Support by Apple Inc.. The file is digitally signed by Apple Inc. which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Apple Mobile Device Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll
File version:
Product version:
Size:205.85 KB (210,792 bytes)
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
More details


The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
8% remove
Apple Mobile Device Support is required and used for the synchronisation between an Apple mobile iOS devices (iPod, iPhone or iPad) and a PC through iTunes. If uninstalled, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may not appear under Devices in iTunes after you connect it to your Windows PC. Apple Mobile Device Service runs as a Windows service (Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS)) regardless if the user is running a connected Apple application...
Apple Inc.
24% remove
Users who wished to sync their MobileMe data with a PC had to download and install Apple's MobileMe Control Panel. To install, the user first had to download and install the latest version of iTunes, and then install MobileMe Control Panel. After installation, the user signed into the control panel using their username and password, and could control sync settings for contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and iDisk settings such as public fol...

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.00%
Windows 8.1 10.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.00%
Windows 8 5.50%
Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.26% of Apple Mobile Device Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.79%
Hewlett-Packard 16.91%
Toshiba 14.71%
ASUS 11.03%
Lenovo 8.82%
Acer 8.46%
Sony 8.09%
Intel 2.21%
Alienware 1.10%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Compaq 0.74%
NEC 0.74%
Sahara 0.37%
Samsung 0.37%
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