What does the AppleMobileDeviceService.exe file do?
The AppleMobileDeviceService.exe process is also known as Apple Mobile Device Service or, as the case may be, MobileDeviceService and is a part of Apple Mobile Device Support or, as the case may be, Apple Mobile Device Service. 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:
- Apple Mobile Device service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Apple Mobile Device service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AppleMobileDeviceService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AppleMobileDeviceService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AppleMobileDeviceService.exe Apple Mobile Device service
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 110,592 bytes (40% of all these files), 116,040 bytes as well as 16 other variants.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This AppleMobileDeviceService.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 35% 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 Apple Mobile Device Service
To remove Apple Mobile Device service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Apple Mobile Device Support or Apple Mobile Device Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AppleMobileDeviceService.exe (Apple Mobile Device service) 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 Apple Mobile Device service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Apple Mobile Device service 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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