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What is iTunesHelper.exe?

Part of iTunes by Apple Computer

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 ituneshelper.exe from Apple Computer
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 ituneshelper.exe run?

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

How does ituneshelper.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - iTunesHelper.exe is registered with the run identifier 'iTunesHelper' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the ituneshelper.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of ituneshelper.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is iTunesHelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00345% CPU34531.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.19 MB RAM10.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)

About Apple Computer, 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: iTunesHelper.exe
Name: iTunes
Description: iTunesHelper Module
Size: 268 KB
Original file name: iTunesHelper.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0057802383%
Privileged CPU: 0.0023271089%
User CPU: 0.00345312939852%
Total CPU time: 78 ms
Total CPU time /min: 3 ms
Privileged CPU time: 31.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
User CPU time: 46.88 ms
User CPU time /min: 2 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 36.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 39.7 MB
Paged memory: 2.19 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.25 MB
Paged system memory: 35.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.55 KB
Working set memory: 396 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.7 MB
Min working set memory: 396 KB
Private memory: 2.19 MB
Page faults: 1,467
Page faults /min: 66
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 69
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 24.65 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.1 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 460 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 21 Bytes
Total other operations: 220
Other operations /min: 10
Total other transfer: 3.52 KB
Other Transfer /min: 161 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 133
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: iTunesHelper
Command: "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 1c2b9fcd48112b0297b83e7fc43d1b42
SHA-1: be442343ac4a9bb290959ce1c3b0a9d92298109c
SHA-256: 10333be9485267096730b8cd5f2c344906247394c62c2e1615329b4bca322c52

PE image details

File entropy: 6.13351
File packed: No
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