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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:   4affdcaadcb1dbbffaf06c7f82e7f6fc
SHA1:   67c26f41f5227b22f1eb53ceda8d14c51cecf4a0
SHA256:   8bad14d327c60b4cbc00278802a5f6453d641efc2ef97d90e7ab579758df7ffc

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:411.89 KB (421,776 bytes)
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.
BitTorrent Inc.
12% remove
µTorrent is a is a free, ad-supported, lighter-weight BitTorrent client designed to consume less resources then the full BitTorrent version. Some uTorrent installs include potentially unwanted applications in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser.


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"
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 52713
  • [UDP] listens on port 55214
  • [UDP] listens on port 51022
  • [UDP] listens on port 53707
  • [UDP] listens on port 49659
  • [UDP] listens on port 1047
  • [UDP] listens on port 58692
  • [UDP] listens on port 64434
  • [UDP] listens on port 61487
  • [UDP] listens on port 52774
  • [UDP] listens on port 1031
  • [UDP] listens on port 49443
  • [UDP] listens on port 1092
  • [UDP] listens on port 50472
  • [UDP] listens on port 60472
  • [UDP] listens on port 51204
  • [UDP] listens on port 49159
  • [UDP] listens on port 62236
  • [UDP] listens on port 57647
  • [UDP] listens on port 51645
  • [UDP] listens on port 63128

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00053555%
    Kernel CPU:0.00028702%
    User CPU:0.00024853%
    Kernel CPU time:197,655 ms/min
    CPU cycles:90,953/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Private memory:5.22 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):9.96 MB
    Private (minimum):6.54 MB
    Non-paged memory:5.22 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:110.37 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):116.05 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:7.07 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):12.17 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:17,317/min
    I/O read transfer:903 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:2/sec
    I/O write transfer:5 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:140 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:5/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:11
    GUI GDI peak:12
    GUI USER count:10
    GUI USER peak:10

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe"
    Parent processes:


    iTunesHelper.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00051018%
    Kernel CPU:0.00023124%
    User CPU:0.00027894%
    CPU cycles:19,717/sec
    Memory:424 KB
    1.16 MB
    Total CPU:0.00037612%
    Kernel CPU:0.00011674%
    User CPU:0.00025937%
    CPU cycles:2,767/sec
    Memory:620 KB
    ituneshelper.dll (iTunes by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00031490%
    Kernel CPU:0.00014380%
    User CPU:0.00017110%
    CPU cycles:13,585/sec
    Memory:168 KB
    Total CPU:0.00019490%
    Kernel CPU:0.00012461%
    User CPU:0.00007029%
    CPU cycles:12,043/sec
    Memory:32 KB
    itunesmobiledevice.dll (iTunesMobileDevice by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00005722%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001131%
    User CPU:0.00004591%
    CPU cycles:1,657/sec
    Memory:1.39 MB
    Total CPU:0.00003423%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001369%
    User CPU:0.00002054%
    CPU cycles:6,228/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    Total CPU:0.00001438%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001438%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:281/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    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%
    GIGABYTE 1.98%
    Samsung 1.58%
    Compaq 1.58%
    NEC 1.58%
    Sahara 0.79%
    Alienware 0.79%
    American Megatrends 0.79%
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