82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove iTunes?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,839
United States Rank #10,901
Reach 0.0280%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.93 days
735.32 days >
Average installed length: 386.36 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.0.2.16 16.03%
7.0.1.8 2.04%
7.0.0.70 2.04%
6.0.5.20 4.33%
6.0.4.2 9.67%
6.0.3.5 1.53%
6.0.2.23 6.62%
6.0.1.3 5.85%
6.0.0.18 3.05%
5.0.1.4 3.56%
5.0.0.35 0.25%
4.9.0.17 3.31%
4.8.0.31 4.07%
4.7.1.32 0.51%
4.7.1.30 4.33%
4.7.0.42 12.21%
4.6.0.15 8.14%
4.5.0.31 5.09%
4.2.0.74 4.83%
4.2.0.72 1.78%
4.1.1.54 0.25%
4.1.0.52 0.51%

Typically installed together

iTunes

What is iTunes?

Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes is an application that allows the user to purchase and manage audio and video on a personal computer, acting as a front end for Apple's QuickTime media player. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the audio of an Apple iPod portable audio player.

About  (from Apple)

iTunes is a free application for your Mac or PC. It lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it’s a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime. iTunes lets...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 7.0.2.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is iTunes.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 81.39 MB (85,343,134 bytes). iPodUpdaterExt.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.info.apple.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iTunes\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{BE20E2F5-1903-4AAE-B1AF-2046E586C925}
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 81.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by iTunes

Program executable:iTunes.exe
Name:iTunes
Path:C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
MD5:67550728ffa44cd64cd6e2bb6e081365
Additional files:
  • iPodUpdaterExt.dll - iPod Universal Updater (iPod Universal Updater Module)
  • ITDetector.ocx - ITDetector Module
  • iTunes.dll - iTunes
  • iTunes.exe
  • iTunesAdmin.dll - iTunes Administrative DLL
  • iTunesHelper.dll - iTunesHelper DLL
  • iTunesHelper.exe - iTunesHelper Module
  • iTunesMapiHelper.dll - iTunesMapiHelper Module
  • iTunesMiniPlayer.dll - iTunes Mini Player DLL
  • iTunesOutlookAddIn.dll - iTunes Outlook Add-in
  • iTunesPhotoProcessor.dll - iTunes Photo Processor
  • iTunesPhotoProcessor.exe
  • iTunesPhotoSupport.dll - iTunes Photo Support DLL
  • iTunesSetup.exe - iTunes Installer
  • CDDBControlApple.dll (by Gracenote (formerly CDDB,)) - CDDBControl Core Module (CDDBControl Core Module (Apple))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iTunes.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
Scheduled Task
  • iTunes.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EFD806F0-F6CA-4112-9361-9ECA1344E240}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iTunesHelper.
Startup File (User Run)
  • iTunes.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iTunes' and executes as C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iTunesHelper' which loads as C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iTunes.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe'.
  • iTunesHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

iTunes.exe
Memory:111.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0226908227%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01471289%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00797793%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:67,184
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:10
70 average
I/O reads/min:5.29 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 KB
105.02 KB average
iTunesHelper.exe
Memory:2.19 MB
Total CPU:0.0057802383%
Kernel CPU:0.00232711%
User CPU:0.00345313%
I/O reads/min:1.1 KB
I/O writes/min:21 Bytes

How do I remove iTunes?

Quickly and completely remove iTunes from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall iTunes from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program iTunes, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove iTunes.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 59.14%
Windows 7 27.16%
Windows Vista 7.87%
Windows 8 5.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 58.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.81%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.93%
  United Kingdom 5.77%
  France 4.70%
  Germany 4.06%
  Italy 3.85%
  Canada 2.99%
  India 2.35%
  Spain 2.14%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Austria 1.71%
  Israel 1.50%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Australia 1.28%
  Argentina 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.34%
Dell 16.02%
Sahara 14.45%
American Megatrends 13.28%
Acer 8.98%
Intel 7.03%
Toshiba 4.69%
ASUS 3.91%
GIGABYTE 2.34%
Samsung 1.17%
Lenovo 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 2.46%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 2.46%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.46%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 1.64%
HP Pavilion 061 EJ253AA-A... 1.64%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com

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