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PathAppendW, PathRemoveFileSpecW
wsprintfW, MessageBoxW


iTunes by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove iTunesHelper.exe
MD5:   e4401cf27225c1d6e664e86195978562
SHA1:   8fc832896fb5c3dbab9fa73e720a894ce5e66531
SHA256:   f572a2757c2a649e25f52f7071e6a2ccf298c60a8f2b15a0e2d800f890c4fd93

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:148.97 KB (152,544 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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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 63173
  • [UDP] listens on port 60796
  • [UDP] listens on port 57769
  • [UDP] listens on port 54755
  • [UDP] listens on port 50940
  • [UDP] listens on port 49162
  • [UDP] listens on port 49158
  • [UDP] listens on port 50412
  • [UDP] listens on port 49165
  • [UDP] listens on port 55071
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  • [UDP] listens on port 50339
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  • [UDP] listens on port 62239
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  • [UDP] listens on port 63228

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00082949%
    Kernel CPU:0.00052249%
    User CPU:0.00030700%
    Kernel CPU time:153,954 ms/min
    CPU cycles:85,554/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Private memory:4.77 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):10.8 MB
    Private (minimum):6.27 MB
    Non-paged memory:4.77 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:110.11 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):115.27 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:6.96 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):11.83 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:12,299/min
    I/O read transfer:105 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:41 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:4/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:10
    GUI GDI peak:11
    GUI USER count:10
    GUI USER peak:10

    BehaviorsProcess properties

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


    Total CPU:0.02232381%
    Kernel CPU:0.02232381%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:10,789/sec
    Memory:780 KB
    1.16 MB
    Total CPU:0.00133946%
    Kernel CPU:0.00072531%
    User CPU:0.00061415%
    CPU cycles:1,800/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB
    iTunesHelper.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00066576%
    Kernel CPU:0.00044084%
    User CPU:0.00022492%
    CPU cycles:21,850/sec
    Memory:156 KB
    Total CPU:0.00056567%
    Kernel CPU:0.00038075%
    User CPU:0.00018492%
    CPU cycles:23,413/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    Total CPU:0.00021264%
    Kernel CPU:0.00003620%
    User CPU:0.00017643%
    CPU cycles:4,239/sec
    Memory:620 KB
    ituneshelper.dll (iTunes by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00019745%
    Kernel CPU:0.00010181%
    User CPU:0.00009564%
    CPU cycles:15,148/sec
    Memory:160 KB
    sblsp.dll (sblsp by SPEEDbit)
    Total CPU:0.00014763%
    Kernel CPU:0.00014763%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:28/sec
    Memory:180 KB
    itunesmobiledevice.dll (iTunesMobileDevice by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00006618%
    Kernel CPU:0.00003588%
    User CPU:0.00003030%
    CPU cycles:592/sec
    Memory:1.39 MB
    Total CPU:0.00000420%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000420%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:5/sec
    Memory:360 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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