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What is ipodservice.exe?

Part of iTunes by Apple Computer

What is it?

iPodService Module is part of Apple iTunes. iPod Service runs as a service in the background to allow programs like iTunes and the iPod Updater to communicate with your iPod or other iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.
Description of ipodservice.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 ipodservice.exe run?

Service - ipodservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iPodService' (iPodService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


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About 0.2% of all Boost users have the ipodservice.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of ipodservice.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ipodservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01419% CPU141885.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.03 MB RAM9.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 6 /min0.3%
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\ipod\bin\ipodservice.exe

Are there other versions of iTunes?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: ipodservice.exe
Name: iTunes
Description: iPodService Module
Size: 316 KB
Original file name: iPodService.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0271630113%
Privileged CPU: 0.0129745110%
User CPU: 0.01418850029638%
Total CPU time: 359 ms
Total CPU time /min: 16 ms
Privileged CPU time: 171.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
User CPU time: 187.5 ms
User CPU time /min: 8 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 29.15 MB
Peak committed memory: 32.24 MB
Paged memory: 2.03 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.13 MB
Paged system memory: 27.4 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.16 KB
Working set memory: 404 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.73 MB
Min working set memory: 404 KB
Private memory: 2.03 MB
Page faults: 37,465
Page faults /min: 1,693
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 100
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 25.12 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.13 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 300 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 14 Bytes
Total other operations: 182
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 4.5 KB
Other Transfer /min: 208 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 108
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe"

Service details

Name: iPodService

Image hashes

MD5: 5590c0e3b40c924c2b94cb5868b8360a
SHA-1: 96aae836a12e62866108b5239357bd289ff2d4da
SHA-256: c048e2cd9b15f54a317b2f8485d180e29876e08f3c396d466ecb392cbebc22c4

PE image details

File entropy: 5.86832
File packed: No
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