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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:   a9f9d081518ac03a51c1195986076f42
SHA1:   58ebb6c2cd4b3821e0e65b8a01fd2fa8c17e92c1
SHA256:   7549ca4530470d9c8a0078e0002e3650133051aa4a1d2f3b7cf0bca4c4a65595

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:148.82 KB (152,392 bytes)
Build date:5/31/2013 8:27 PM
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
Amazon Services LLC
11% remove
Amazon MP3 is an online music store owned and operated by Amazon MP3's catalog is accessible from the web site by searching for an artist or title name. To download purchased music, offers the Amazon MP3 Downloader which is optional for individual tracks and required for album purchases. It saves purchased music into a particular folder and can, at the user's discretion, add purchased tracks to the libr...
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.
Apple Inc.
6% remove
QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. QuickTime for Microsoft Windows has always been downloadable as a standalone installation, as well as being bundled with Apple's iTunes. QuickTime Player is limited to only basic playback operations unless a QuickTime Pro license key is purchased.
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 49159
  • [UDP] listens on port 1067
  • [UDP] listens on port 1044
  • [UDP] listens on port 51605
  • [UDP] listens on port 57151
  • [UDP] listens on port 1912
  • [UDP] listens on port 1036
  • [UDP] listens on port 57574
  • [UDP] listens on port 60003
  • [UDP] listens on port 60278
  • [UDP] listens on port 1063
  • [UDP] listens on port 63842
  • [UDP] listens on port 61291
  • [UDP] listens on port 49161
  • [UDP] listens on port 52352
  • [UDP] listens on port 51247
  • [UDP] listens on port 56809
  • [UDP] listens on port 49163
  • [UDP] listens on port 51435
  • [UDP] listens on port 55066
  • [UDP] listens on port 51655

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00030832%
    Kernel CPU:0.00015101%
    User CPU:0.00015731%
    Kernel CPU time:504,148 ms/min
    CPU cycles:65,251/sec
    Context switches:3/sec
    Private memory:5.31 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):11.45 MB
    Private (minimum):6.03 MB
    Non-paged memory:5.31 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:109.84 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):114.6 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:6.84 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):12.49 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:9,258/min
    I/O read transfer:156 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    I/O write transfer:3 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:15 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:2/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:10
    GUI GDI peak:11
    GUI USER count:10
    GUI USER peak:11

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe"
    • "C:\ituneshelper.exe"
    • "C:\programas\itunes\ituneshelper.exe"
    Parent process:Explorer.EXE (Windows Explorer by Microsoft)


    ituneshelper.dll (iTunes by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00028315%
    Kernel CPU:0.00016266%
    User CPU:0.00012048%
    CPU cycles:5,914/sec
    Memory:160 KB
    1.16 MB
    iTunesHelper.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00022042%
    Kernel CPU:0.00009546%
    User CPU:0.00012497%
    CPU cycles:16,808/sec
    Memory:156 KB
    itunesmobiledevice.dll (iTunesMobileDevice by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00003225%
    Kernel CPU:0.00002823%
    User CPU:0.00000402%
    CPU cycles:307/sec
    Memory:1.39 MB
    wow64.dll (Win32 Emulation on NT64 by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00002907%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000335%
    User CPU:0.00002572%
    CPU cycles:774/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    Total CPU:0.00002867%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000959%
    User CPU:0.00001908%
    Memory:620 KB

    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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