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Should I remove Apple iTunes?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Apple iTunes


Apple iTunes is a program developed by Apple. 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 software installer includes 13 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iTunes\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2ABBBD91-91E5-4AD7-929A-FE15D1DC0576}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Apple iTunes

  • ITDetector.ocx - ITDetector Module
  • iTunes.dll - iTunes
  • iTunes.exe
  • iTunesAdmin.dll - iTunes Administrative DLL
  • iTunesHelper.dll - iTunesHelper DLL
  • iTunesHelper.exe - iTunesHelper
  • iTunesOutlookAddIn.dll - iTunes Outlook Add-in
  • gnsdk_dsp.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote SDK (Gracenote SDK component)
  • gnsdk_link.dll (by Gracenote)
  • gnsdk_manager.dll
  • gnsdk_musicid.dll
  • gnsdk_submit.dll
  • iAdCore.dll - iAd (iAd Core)

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.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • iTunes.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F66D1452-25BF-4AD9-9D87-7E97AA460EC0}' (runs on registration).
  • iTunesHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E9A57557-92C2-45EA-AB29-801DEDC5F981}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iTunesHelper (2).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iTunesHelper' and executes as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
  • 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 '(default)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iTunes.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\programs\aud-vid\itunes\prog-C\iTunes.exe'.
  • iTunesHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Apple iTunes?

You can uninstall Apple 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Apple iTunes, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Apple iTunes.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Apple

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


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