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What is iTunes.exe?

Part of iTunes by Apple

What is it?

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 iPod portable audio player.
Description of itunes.exe from Apple
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 your devices and computers. And it’s a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime. iTunes lets you enjoy all your music, movies, video, and TV shows on your Mac or PC.
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How does itunes.exe run?

Process - iTunes.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. iTunes.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does itunes.exe start?

Autoplay handler - iTunes.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of iTunesBurnCDOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\iTunesBurnCDOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
iTunes is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the itunes.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of itunes.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is iTunes.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02766% CPU276618.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
98.37 MB RAM456.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          452 /min20.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
289 GDI objects192.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
93 context switches/sec93.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\itunes\itunes.exe

Are there other versions of iTunes?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by iTunes.

What programs install iTunes.exe?

iTunes by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/itunes/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\iTunes\
Size: 70.41 MB
VoiceOver Kit by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\iTunes\
Size: 41.81 MB
Opera 12.14 by Opera Software ASA - Opera is a web browser and Internet suite that handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorr
Program URL: www.opera.com
Program help URL: www.opera.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\Opera\
Size: 41.42 MB
Speccy by Piriform - Speccy is a tool that allows the user to see information about hardware and software of the computer. The information displayed by Speccy including processor brand and model, hard drive size and speed, amount of memory
Program URL: www.piriform.com/speccy
Install path: C:\Program Files\Speccy
Size: 14.04 MB
QuickTime by Apple Inc. - 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
Program URL: www.apple.com/quicktime
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\QuickTime\
Size: 24.22 MB
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition by SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application distributed as shareware which can detect and remove spyware, adware, trojan horses, rogue security software, computer worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful s
Program URL: www.superantispyware.com/support.html
Install path: C:\Program Files\superantispyware
Size: 30.84 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Apple Inc.

Started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from A More...
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File details

File name: iTunes.exe
Publisher: Apple Inc. (verified)
Name: iTunes
Description: iTunes
Size: 9.32 MB
Original file name: iTunes.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/17/2009
Expiration date: 6/26/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0640361856%
Privileged CPU: 0.0363743869%
User CPU: 0.02766179862310%
Total CPU time: 2,921 ms
Total CPU time /min: 278 ms
Privileged CPU time: 24120.07 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 136 ms
User CPU time: 1675.74 ms
User CPU time /min: 169 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,239,040,219
CPU cycle count /min: 1,879,242,723
Context switches /sec: 93
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 340.88 MB
Peak committed memory: 354.97 MB
Paged memory: 98.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 103.58 MB
Paged system memory: 446.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 35.52 KB
Working set memory: 15.46 MB
Peak working set memory: 85.43 MB
Min working set memory: 14.59 MB
Private memory: 98.37 MB
Page faults: 127,801
Page faults /min: 3,431
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,342
Read operations /min: 308
Total read transfer: 6.72 MB
Read transfer /min: 279.28 KB
Total write operations: 1,292
Write operations /min: 144
Total write transfer: 9 MB
Write transfer /min: 409.3 KB
Total other operations: 31,195
Other operations /min: 1,874
Total other transfer: 908.07 KB
Other Transfer /min: 67.68 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 289
Peak GDI objects: 508
USER objects: 120
Peak USER objects: 158
Handle count average: 862
Thread count average: 26

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe"

Autoplay handler details

Name: iTunesShowSongsOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\iTunesShowSongsOnArrival

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 58904
TCP: localhost on port 63715
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: a319f1a8d530901db3e701ad5f2457dd
SHA-1: b8c204e39ed851a45bcdbc74dd3dc417ae59a029
SHA-256: d5e79046f2f561b9c53b4e04c03243a403c43245149fbddcbb91db019bd61d50

PE image details

File entropy: 4.70468
File packed: No
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