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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:   638c728f21ccc7ec4f8517a212c34353
SHA1:   cba999476c5aa0fd9443dceb33280a2f285834cf
SHA256:   891eec8fa33ba1b02a7d060f453b5987c417cdb1fb4fe1113c932b479a0886e6

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)
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"
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 57200

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00096052%
    Kernel CPU:0.00066570%
    User CPU:0.00029481%
    Kernel CPU time:140 ms/min
    CPU cycles:80,594/sec
    Private memory:7.14 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):12.71 MB
    Private (minimum):12.64 MB
    Non-paged memory:7.14 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:127.3 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):129.8 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:12.71 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):12.73 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:3,498/min
    I/O read transfer:864 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:5/sec
    I/O write transfer:3 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:218 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:12/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:11
    GUI USER count:12

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe"

    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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