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What is applemobiledevicehelper.exe?

By Apple

What is it?

This is the bootstrapper/helper 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. If you are running Windows XP, before the installation of Service Pack 2, this service was required for use with the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service.

What if I disable applemobiledevicehelper.exe?

If you disable this process then when you connect your iOS device to your computer iTunes will not automatically sync to your mobile device without having to open iTunes manualliy. iOS devices require Apple Mobile Device Support, which should be automatically installed with iTunes.
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How does applemobiledevicehelper.exe run?

Process - applemobiledevicehelper.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. applemobiledevicehelper.exe is executed by the process itunes.exe (iTunes by Apple).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the applemobiledevicehelper.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of applemobiledevicehelper.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is applemobiledevicehelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1240.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.09 MB RAM28.3%
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.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledevicehelper.exe

Are there other versions of applemobiledevicehelper.exe?

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 this process.

What programs install applemobiledevicehelper.exe?

Apple Mobile Device Support by Apple Inc. - 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 touch may not appear
Program URL: www.apple.com
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 24.14 MB
MobileMe Control Panel by Apple Inc. - 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, and then install
Program URL: www.apple.com
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 28.97 MB
Panel de control de MobileMe by Apple Inc. - 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 me.com. MobileMe had two different plans. The
Program URL: www.apple.com/es/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/es/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 29.12 MB
Systemsteuerung "MobileMe" by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/de
Program help URL: www.apple.com/de/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 19.56 MB
Configuratiescherm MobileMe by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/nl
Program help URL: www.apple.com/nl/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 28.92 MB
Pannello di controllo di MobileMe by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/it/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/it/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 28.66 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Apple Inc.

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File details

File name: applemobiledevicehelper.exe
Publisher: Apple Inc. (verified)
Description: MobileDeviceHelper
Version: 17.921.1.49
Product version:
Size: 42.32 KB
Original file name: AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001829756%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000589756%
User CPU: 0.00012400000182%
Privileged CPU time: 312.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,667,444,663
CPU cycle count /min: 1,198,936
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 118.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 135.64 MB
Paged memory: 6.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.5 MB
Paged system memory: 232.34 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.5 KB
Working set memory: 6.91 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.99 MB
Min working set memory: 6.91 MB
Private memory: 6.09 MB
Page faults: 40,640
Page faults /min: 19
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 105
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 504.58 KB
Read transfer /min: 236 Bytes
Total write operations: 119
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 32.41 KB
Write transfer /min: 15 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,675
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 40.8 KB
Other Transfer /min: 19 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 238
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe" --pipe \\.\pipe\30377173-1819718891129125864 --parentPipe

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 57868

Image hashes

MD5: a48d22d9bc2a9f0ab83eeb4362a16935
SHA-1: d3bef54cc3b20458414de47ad29160cd8fb03ab3

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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