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What does the AppleMobileDeviceService.exe file do?

The AppleMobileDeviceService.exe process is also known as MobileDeviceService or, as the case may be, YSLoader.exe and is a part of Apple Mobile Device Support or, as the case may be, MobileMe Control Panel. This software is produced by Apple (www.apple.com). An obsolete or defective version of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about AppleMobileDeviceService.exe MobileDeviceService

AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 83,768 bytes (17% of all these files), 55,144 bytes as well as 19 other variants.
It is the service "Apple Mobile Device".
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AppleMobileDeviceService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about AppleMobileDeviceService?

I dont have anything Apple related on my computer, this must have been installed with something else.
ipod or alike docking "sensor" - put yer musicthingy on the loadstation and this guy here helps mounting it softwarewise....
Part of iTunes software. Safe to close if you arn't using any Apple devices with iTunes, OTHERWISE, leave this open if you DO have an Apple device that works with iTunes.
Iphone Itunes interface from apple... not dangerous just an annoying mem hog
Apple Mobile Device Service. Service installed with Apple's iTunes 7.3 onward. It enables iTunes to interact with the Apple iPhone and the Apple TV. (further information...)

Summary: 11 users judge AppleMobileDeviceService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted AppleMobileDeviceService.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Apple Mobile Device Support or MobileMe Control Panel

To remove MobileDeviceService from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Apple Mobile Device Support or MobileMe Control Panel in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if AppleMobileDeviceService.exe (MobileDeviceService) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of MobileDeviceService. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MobileDeviceService or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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