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RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW
GetFileAttributesExW, GetProcAddress, GetModuleHandleW, VerifyVersionInfoW, VerSetConditionMask, FreeLibrary, LoadLibraryW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetCommandLineA, GetStartupInfoA, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, Sleep, ExitProcess, WriteFile, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, WideCharToMultiByte, GetLastError, GetEnvironmentStringsW, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, DeleteCriticalSection, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, InterlockedIncrement, SetLastError, GetCurrentThreadId, InterlockedDecrement, HeapCreate, HeapFree, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, LoadLibraryA, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, HeapAlloc, VirtualAlloc, HeapReAlloc, RtlUnwind, HeapSize, GetLocaleInfoA, LCMapStringA, MultiByteToWideChar, LCMapStringW, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, VirtualFree, HeapSetInformation, GetStartupInfoW, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, DecodePointer, EncodePointer
PathAppendW, PathRemoveFileSpecW
wsprintfW, MessageBoxW


iTunes by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove iTunesHelper.exe
MD5:   407811b64b588fe80fa2e27e783b41ea
SHA1:   cdf898ba737d073492db3ecc06e868d3e0158035

What is iTunesHelper.exe?

Apple software includes iTunesHelper or iTunes Helper, is a program from Apple that runs in the background and monitors for the connection of any iPod or iPhone to the computer, if an iPod or iPhone is detected it will automatically launch the iTunes application. The functionality is the same on both Mac OS X and Windows PC’s.

About iTunesHelper.exe (from Apple Inc.)

iTunes is a free application for your Mac or PC. It lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all y


File name:iTunesHelper.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:iTunes
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe
File version:
Size:411.29 KB (421,160 bytes)
Build date:9/24/2010 10:26 AM
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
9% remove
Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes is an application that allows the user to purchase and manage audio and video on a personal computer, acting as a front end for Apple's QuickTime media player. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the audio of an ...
Apple Inc.
10% remove
Enabling VoiceOver for iPod allows you to hear the names of songs, artists, and playlists spoken when listening to content on your iPod. If you have the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic or the In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic, you can also use VoiceOver to navigate playlists.


Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'iTunesHelper' → "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00009011%
Kernel CPU:0.00005811%
User CPU:0.00003201%
Kernel CPU time:4,524,029 ms/min
Private memory:5.71 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):12.75 MB
Private (minimum):2.73 MB
Non-paged memory:5.71 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:115.27 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):119.27 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.8 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):12.75 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:16
GUI GDI peak:17
GUI USER count:11
GUI USER peak:13

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Command line:"C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe"
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.50%
Windows 8.1 15.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.50%
Windows 8 5.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%
Windows 7 Professional 3.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.50% of iTunes.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 20.95%
Toshiba 18.97%
Dell 17.39%
ASUS 11.86%
Acer 9.09%
Lenovo 8.70%
Sony 3.95%
Samsung 1.58%
Compaq 1.58%
NEC 1.58%
Sahara 0.79%
Alienware 0.79%
American Megatrends 0.79%
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