What does the iTunesHelper.exe file do?
The iTunesHelper.exe process is also known as iTunesHelper and is a part of iTunes. This software is produced by Apple (www.apple.com). An obsolete or defective version of iTunesHelper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- iTunesHelper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iTunesHelper 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)
- iTunesHelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module iTunesHelper.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about iTunesHelper.exe iTunesHelper
iTunesHelper.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file iTunesHelper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes on C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 152,392 bytes (28% of all these files), 421,736 bytes as well as 29 other variants.
AppleInc iTunes is a Windows Store app, the full package name is AppleInc.iTunes_nzyj5cx40ttqa.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The iTunesHelper file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 26% 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 iTunesHelper.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 iTunesHelper?
|Helper Module for ITunes, Think u have to be patient with this File. Maybe itīs Dangerous |
|It isn't dangerous! |
|I doubt it's dangerous, but it keeps trying to access the internet, even when all iTunes internet prefs are turned off. Very annoying if you don't have administrative control over your own firewall. |
|This is a helper module for the iTunes program, allowing you to set iTunes to start when you plug in your iPod. It isn't a dangerous file. If disabled or deleted from the registry it will reinitialize itself after iTunes runs a few times. (further information...) |
|Performs background functions such as providing communication with docked iPod's and preloads files to help iTunes start faster. (further information...) |
Summary: 66 users judge iTunesHelper.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 19 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 17 users have already deleted iTunesHelper.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall iTunes
To remove iTunesHelper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate iTunes in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if iTunesHelper.exe (iTunesHelper) 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 iTunesHelper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for iTunesHelper 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 iTunesHelper.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.