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What is iTunesHelper.exe?

Part of iTunes by Apple

What is it?

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.

What if I disable iTunes?

There is no serious ramification to disabling it (other than that iTunes will no longer auto-launch upon connecting your iPhone or iPod).
Description of ituneshelper.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 ituneshelper.exe run?

Process - iTunesHelper.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. iTunesHelper.exe is executed by the process soluto.exe (Soluto Anti-Frustration Software by Soluto).

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 0.3% of all Boost users have the ituneshelper.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of ituneshelper.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is iTunesHelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU132.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.16 MB RAM28.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         14 GDI objects9.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\itunes\ituneshelper.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 iTunesHelper.exe?

iTunes by Apple Inc. - 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 ap
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
WinRAR 4.01 (64-bit) by win.rar GmbH - WinRAR version 4 speeds up decompression by up to 30%. Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT are no longer supported; the minimum Windows version required is Windows 2000. WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data co
Program URL: www.rarlab.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Size: 4.27 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
WinRAR archiver by win.rar GmbH - WinRAR archiver is a shareware file archiver that is able to create RAR archives natively.
Program URL: www.rarlab.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\winrar
Size: 3.16 MB
Apple Application Support by Apple Inc. - Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes, QuickTime and other Apple installed products (do not remove this if you use any of these programs). If you remove this program you will need to reinstall it in order f
Program URL: www.apple.com
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\
Size: 60.28 MB
MAGIX Fotos auf CD & DVD 9 deluxe by MAGIX AG
Program URL: www.magix.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\MAGIX\Fotos_auf_CD_DVD_9_deluxe_SE\
µTorrent by BitTorrent Inc. - 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 f
Program URL: www.utorrent.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\uTorrent
Size: 946.39 KB
Fraps (remove only) by Beepa Pty Ltd
Install path: C:\fraps
Size: 1.04 GB
Manga Studio by Smith Micro Software Inc.
Program URL: manga.smithmicro.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Smith Micro
Size: 97.04 MB
iTunes (UOIT, 2012) by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\iTunes\
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.17 by Amazon Services LLC - Amazon MP3 is an online music store owned and operated by Amazon.com. Amazon MP3's catalog is accessible from the Amazon.com web site by searching for an artist or title name. To download purchased music, Amazon.com
Program URL: www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200594190
Install path: C:\Program Files\amazon\mp3 downloader
Size: 6.06 MB
OpenOffice.org 3.3 by OpenOffice.org - Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. OpenOffice's default
Program URL: www.openoffice.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\
Size: 792.51 KB
Winamp by Nullsoft, Inc - Winamp is a media player for Windows-based PCs and Android devices, written by Nullsoft, now a subsidiary of AOL. It is proprietary freeware/shareware, multi-format, extensible with plug-ins and skins, and is noted for i
Program URL: www.winamp.com/
Program help URL: forums.winamp.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\winamp
Size: 29.35 MB
CCleaner by Piriform - CCleaner developed by Piriform, is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. CCleaner supports the cleaning of temporary or potentially unwanted file
Program URL: www.piriform.com/ccleaner
Program help URL: www.piriform.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\CCleaner
Size: 5.07 MB
Apple Software Update by Apple Inc. - With a Windows PC, you can use Apple Software Update for Windows to keep your Apple software up-to-date via the Internet. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows
Program URL: www.apple.com/softwareupdate/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\
Size: 2.32 MB
Radeon RAMDisk by Dataram, Inc.
Program URL: www.radeonmemory.com/software_4.0.php
Program help URL: www.radeonramdisk.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\Radeon RAMDisk\
Size: 7.53 MB
Counter-Strike 1.6 by Valve Corporation - Counter-Strike is a tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation which originated from a Half-Life modification. The game has been expanded into a series since its original release, which curre
Program URL: www.counter-strike.net/
Install path: C:\Program Files\counter-strike 1.6
Size: 46.64 MB
Java 7 Update 45 by Oracle Corporation
Program URL: java.com
Program help URL: java.com/help
Install path: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\
Size: 1.2 MB
MAGIX music cleaning lab 2004 deLuxe by MAGIX AG
Program URL: www.magix.com/us/audio-cleaning-lab/
Install path: C:\magix\mclab2004_dlx
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.15 by Amazon Services LLC
Program URL: www.amazonmp3.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\amazon\mp3 downloader
Size: 4.62 MB
Safari by Apple Inc. - Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. It is based on the WebKit engine, which is a fork of KDE's KHTML engine. Safari has a number of features. Some are specific to certain operating systems or platforms.
Program URL: www.apple.com/safari/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Safari\
Size: 40.33 MB
LogMeIn Hamachi by LogMeIn, Inc. - LogMeIn remote access products use a proprietary remote desktop protocol that is transmitted via SSL. An SSL certificate is created for each remote desktop and is used to cryptographically secure communications between t
Program URL: secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/download.aspx
Program help URL: secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/support.asp
Install path: C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\
Size: 4.77 MB
WinRAR 5.00 (32-bit) by win.rar GmbH - WinRAR is a file archiver and data compression utility that supports RAR, and ZIP and can unpack ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE and 7z compressed archives. Version 5 uses the RAR5 archive format that can
Program URL: www.rarlabs.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Size: 4.59 MB
SketchUp 8 by Trimble Navigation Limited
Program URL: www.sketchup.com/intl/en/product/gsu.html
Install path: C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\
Size: 53.18 MB
Nero MediaHub 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 158.31 KB
Nero Multimedia Suite 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 1.34 MB
Nero DiscSpeed 10 by Nero AG - DiskSpeed is a CD/DVD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. Test the performance of your CD-ROM/DVD drive and get technical data. Results can be viewed either as a graph or as a test
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 2.07 MB
Nero BackItUp 10 by Nero AG - Nero BackItUp is a system backup utility. The product is available separately to buy.
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 898.38 KB
Nero Express 10 by Nero AG - Nero Express is a simplified edition of Nero Burning ROM targeted at entry level users, is available with the Nero software suite. Although Nero Express is not as powerful as the full-featured Nero Burning ROM, it featur
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Program help URL: support.nero.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 165.04 KB
Nero Burning ROM 10 by Nero AG - Nero Burning ROM 10, commonly called Nero, is an optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows by Nero AG. Nero contains a player for DVDs, video files, audio files, an image viewer, and software to assist with pr
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Size: 6.03 MB
Nero Recode 10 by Nero AG - Nero Recode allows you to recode non-copy-protected DVD movies to DVD or hard drive while maintaining optimal quality. You can recode entire DVDs while retaining the original menus, recode the main movie, or convert DVD
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 78.83 MB
Nero BurnRights 10 by Nero AG - Nero BurnRights lets users without administrative rights burn discs by allowing system administrators to set up user accounts with exclusive burn rights for Nero.
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Size: 1.5 MB
Nero Vision 10 by Nero AG - Nero Vision is a video editing software publicated by Nero AG which is suitable for multichannel video editing - even with images. After editing the software burns a DVD, whose menu and chapters you can create individual
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 223.28 KB
Nero SoundTrax 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 7.78 MB
Nero RescueAgent 10 by Nero AG - Nero RescueAgent helps you to recover files from damaged or partially-unreadable media and to restore files that were accidentally deleted.
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 30.73 MB
Nero WaveEditor 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 1.85 MB
Nero InfoTool 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 2.03 MB
Nero StartSmart 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 1.01 MB
Nero CoverDesigner 10 by Nero AG
Program URL: www.nero.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 10\
Size: 2.71 MB
Zattoo4 4.0.5 by Zattoo Inc. - Zattoo is an Internet Protocol Television system. Zattoo services are available from a web browser or dedicated applications. The web product functions with any browser that supports Flash. A Windows 8 application can be
Program URL: www.zattoo.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\zattoo4
Size: 39.85 MB
SmartFTP Client by SmartSoft Ltd - SmartFTP is an FTP/FTPS/SFTP/WebDAV/Amazon S3/Rapidshare client for Windows, developed by SmartSoft Ltd. Features include SSL/TLS, IPv6 and FXP support, a backup tool, a transfer queue, proxy and firewall support, multip
Program URL: www.smartftp.com
Program help URL: www.smartftp.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\SmartFTP Client\
Size: 40.63 MB
WinZip 15.0 by WinZip Computing, S.L. - WinZip 15 implemented new performance architecture for high-speed zipping, interface improvements with refined menu designs and more intuitive icons, new desktop ZIP/UNZIP gadget with drag-and-drop functionality. WinZip
Program URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=ES&url=www.winzip.com
Program help URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Install path: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Size: 32.46 MB
Deluxe Edition by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Program URL: www.britannica.com
Program help URL: support.britannica.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Britannica 9.0
Microsoft Flight by Microsoft Game Studios - Microsoft Flight is an aviation game from Microsoft Studios created as a successor to the discontinued Microsoft Flight Simulator series. light features new aircraft, scenery and terrain, a revamped weather engine, and n
Program URL: www.microsoft.com/games/
Program help URL: support.steampowered.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight\
Size: 17.58 MB
Java 7 Update 25 by Oracle Corporation
Program URL: java.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\
Size: 785.85 KB
adsl TV by adsl TV / FM
Program URL: www.adsltv.org
Install path: C:\Program Files\adslTV
Size: 40.5 MB
Evernote v. 4.6.4 by Evernote Corp. - Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten &qu
Program URL: www.evernote.com
Install path: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Apps\Evernote\Evernote\

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: iTunesHelper.exe
Publisher: Apple Inc. (verified)
Name: iTunes
Description: iTunesHelper
Size: 148.82 KB
Original file name: iTunesHelper.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/25/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000432924%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000300693%
User CPU: 0.00001322312568%
Privileged CPU time: 83.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 644,485,530
CPU cycle count /min: 4,004,530
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 139.3 MB
Peak committed memory: 143.99 MB
Paged memory: 6.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.24 MB
Paged system memory: 234.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 26.98 KB
Working set memory: 6.31 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.11 MB
Min working set memory: 6.31 MB
Private memory: 6.16 MB
Page faults: 63,724
Page faults /min: 37
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 74
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 53.21 KB
Read transfer /min: 32 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 232 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,798
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 32.75 KB
Other Transfer /min: 18 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 14
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 264
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-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"

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 61221
TCP: localhost on port 57988
UDP: LISTENING on port 64808
TCP: localhost on port 49166

Image hashes

MD5: 79c28ddf889c26fdd6162f796fd49bc4
SHA-1: 1c5fc795e728dc1fbe7479b7a508ff8635815894

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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