VersionsVersions 59.09% 4.55% 13.64% 13.64% 4.55% 4.55%



Apple Mobile Device Service by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Warning 3 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe.


There are 6 versions of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe in the wild, the latest version being It is started as a Windows Service called 'Apple Mobile Device' with the name 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Apple Mobile Device' and described as “Provides the interface to Apple mobile devices.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 139.21 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Apple Inc. by VeriSign. The programs Apple Mobile Device Support, MobileMe Control Panel and Panneau de configuration MobileMe have been observed as installing specific variations of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0088% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 1.8 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 3.87 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 33.68 KB per minute for reads and 50 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?

This is the service portion of the Apple MobileDeviceHelper iTunes sync. AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe is installed along with the latest version of Apple iTunes and is used to sync your iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod or iPad with iTunes when you connect your device to your computer.


File name:AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Apple Mobile Device Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice.exe
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, May 17, 2009
Expiration date:Sunday, June 26, 2011
Windows Service
Service name:SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Apple Mobile Device
Display name:Apple Mobile Device
Description:“Provides the interface to Apple mobile devices.”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Apple Mobile Device Service.)
Apple Inc.
8% remove
Apple Mobile Device Support is required and used for the synchronisation between an Apple mobile iOS devices (iPod, iPhone or iPad) and a PC through iTunes. If uninstalled, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod ...
Apple Inc.
24% remove
Users who wished to sync their MobileMe data with a PC had to download and install Apple's MobileMe Control Panel. To install, the user first had to download and install the latest version of iTunes, ...
Apple Inc.
11% remove
MobileMe (replaced by iCloud) was a subscription-based collection of online services. MobileMe allowed users to track the location of their iOS devices via the web portal at MobileMe had two ...
Apple Inc.
8% remove
7% remove
Skype Technologies S.A.
9% remove
Sometimes an emoticon just isn't enough. With face-to-face video calling, now you can watch your friends smile, wink and LOL. Just click the call button at the top of your friend's profile or chat win...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'Apple Mobile Device'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 3 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
ByteHero Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m
ByteHero Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m
ByteHero Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m

VersionsAll file variations of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
70d7be78061126dd0c3accdb7e129017 02167d85ca2270c7f0f6e0e26473a7bdca218be2 141.28 KB
2e3e53a6aef23e24f402c7855b9b1542 ae044302e879bfc8e405612074e2103fe15cd875 140.8 KB
acb095e7e1663f1b83a41c22c5d75f90 2c73bf423df3946e5ff18c6a5343506d11ba4d28 141.28 KB
7e94e567c1aa5abe6174032b3dab6c23 ec1e5cfae60933c026be475f5906317229e8d05c 141.32 KB
4b5ae15e5c73eb4dc8dbec2788230d41 1c8cfb4bf43902ac770e5be0b9fefe1fa5fe6a56 141.28 KB
a8aa9d47f971570a5162b862b80f87e8 ab1de96ac781be48bd0ea62623f5915f5d321e5d 129.32 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.82%
Windows XP Home Edition 31.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.55%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.55%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 36.36% of Apple Mobile Device Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Toshiba 80.00%
Acer 20.00%
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