What does the iTunesHelper.exe file do?
The iTunesHelper.exe process is also known as iTunesHelper Module and is a part of iTunes or, as the case may be, Pirates Buster for. 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 Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iTunesHelper Module 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. (Windows XP)
- 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 Module
iTunesHelper.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ITunesHelper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\ or, as the case may be, on C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" - often C:\Program Files\iTunes\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 267,048 bytes (20% of all these files), 152,392 bytes as well as 34 other variants.
ITunesHelper.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This iTunesHelper program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. ITunesHelper.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 30% 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 or Pirates Buster for
To remove iTunesHelper Module 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 iTunes or Pirates Buster for in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if iTunesHelper.exe (iTunesHelper Module) 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 Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for iTunesHelper Module 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.