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What is ituneshelper.exe? Apple iTunes?

Vendor:      Apple
Product:     iTunes
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: iTunesHelper.exe is a background task and is part of Apple's iTunes. It is also part of QuickTime version 7 which now comes bundled with iTunes. If you use QuickTime version 7 or later, removing this task has caused the loss of QuickTime audio for some users. Some users claim that it is used to recoginize a connected iPod. It is up to the user to determine if this process is required for their configuration. Prior to QuickTime version 7, iTunesHelper.exe was a program which allowed Apple iTunes to use some older models of CD drives that otherwise would not be compatible with iTunes. However, for these earlier versions, it was unnecessarily started at system boot time. Apple iTunes would start iTunesHelper.exe if it was needed when you used iTunes.

ituneshelper.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.


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ituneshelper.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 1.61%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 10 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
ituneshelper.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x3062c3dbf757d4029b8965bc04a4c218 3/7/2018 2:50:00 AM Unknown 4.5.0.31 Apple iTunes 280 KB
2 Status 0x9bf353dabd6d2555ab6c775dfefec13b 11/27/2017 6:30:00 PM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 0 KB
3 Status 0x020b109c1d515879c04a36d6bca949b8 9/29/2017 7:33:00 PM Unknown 7.6.0.29 Apple iTunes 260 KB
4 Status 0xd2ed7af383aab672cb7e135040967954 1/26/2017 1:35:00 AM Unknown 7.0.2.16 Apple iTunes 250 KB
5 Status 0x8f5581d1be59577cacd5b43cfc5e4447 11/10/2016 12:55:00 PM Unknown 4.9.0.17 Apple iTunes 272 KB
6 Status 0xee38dda58c47c9a83b0bd32ec78e54d8 4/5/2016 3:36:00 AM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 411 KB
7 Status 0x82558e875613be9e94458f32a03d0ab3 4/2/2016 2:03:00 AM Unknown 4.6.0.15 Apple iTunes 280 KB
8 Status 0xc31cd3ceab7653d22a2b92553971353e 3/10/2016 6:37:00 AM Unknown 4.8.0.31 Apple iTunes 272 KB
9 Status 0x2fd3df1d0ddc018202abfc9be6e68923 1/31/2016 8:33:00 AM Unknown 4.7.0.42 Apple iTunes 272 KB
10 Status 0x1c2b9fcd48112b0297b83e7fc43d1b42 8/1/2015 12:47:00 PM Unknown 5.0.1.4 Apple iTunes 268 KB
11 Status 0x52e2713d213120b680c510a6b90c2b9d 4/16/2015 7:14:00 PM Unknown 4.7.1.32 Apple iTunes 272 KB
12 Status 0x00d20b701816bdd2cc2445e6c388ef70 2/28/2015 1:08:00 AM Unknown 6.0.5.20 Apple iTunes 272 KB
13 Status 0xbacc4a2f4d3b405359c349c33141e7c8 12/12/2014 5:44:00 PM Unknown 4.2.0.74 Apple iTunes 224 KB
14 Status 0xa8cf3f60099eaa123db72611ce7be271 11/29/2014 8:19:00 PM Unknown 6.0.2.23 Apple iTunes 272 KB
15 Status 0xa7fa648719063b234a434a089fc0f49d 11/1/2014 10:32:00 PM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 282 KB
16 Status 0x819892199645f33a680e50f1d5271879 10/21/2014 8:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 298 KB
17 Status 0xe9766c6a4fd03c23607b064d0f5dcf3e 10/11/2014 7:04:00 PM Unknown 5.0.0.35 Apple iTunes 268 KB
18 Status 0xd9aaf4e86a3c8b32caef4428939275a9 11/15/2013 1:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 682 KB
19 Status 0x1aa154561fad3630e783817157b2a4b5 5/2/2013 8:45:00 AM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 292 KB
20 Status 0x21eb6ca5cd013e454266d1599be4196e 2/18/2012 4:03:00 AM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 280 KB
21 Status 0x14d24a2b96069a48a578c605f6d68e29 1/29/2012 4:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 0 KB
22 Status 0x12577ed7558a642c53c959e72ff2455f 1/21/2012 1:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 282 KB
23 Status 0xff95f200b0cb3810382b355cf9f0bed9 1/17/2012 10:01:00 PM Unknown 6.0.1.3 Apple iTunes 272 KB
24 Status 0x0cdb6449c0c2bf0b514f9fa0ba2c721e 1/17/2012 3:28:00 AM Unknown Unknown Apple iTunes 334 KB
25 Status 0x8778072a594e1310c0b7d0a93771e8bd 1/11/2012 8:25:00 PM Unknown 6.0.4.2 Apple iTunes 272 KB


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