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Should I remove iPhone Configuration Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,862
United States Rank #2,488
Reach 0.1407%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.09 days
740.08 days >
Average installed length: 388.86 days


VersionDistribution 30.44% 2.09% 0.47% 0.76% 0.47% 0.32% 0.04% 0.11% 0.29% 64.98% 0.04%

Typically installed together

iPhone Configuration Utility

What is iPhone Configuration Utility?  (from Apple)

iPhone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs. Configuration profiles are XML files that contain device security policies, VPN configur...  Read more


iPhone Configuration Utility is a software program developed by Apple. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named iPCU.exe. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 12.81 MB (13,428,435 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of iPhone Configuration Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iPhone Configuration Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FA54AFB1-5745-4389-B8C1-9F7509672ED1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by iPhone Configuration Utility

Program executable:iPCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\iPhone Configuration Utility\iPCU.exe
Additional files:
  • ManagedMobileDevice.dll - ManagedMobileDevice (.NET Wrapper for Apple Mobile Device)
  • CoreFoundation.NET.dll - CoreFoundation.NET (CoreFoundation .NET Converter)
  • iPCUScripting.dll - iPCUScripting
  • DTConfigKit.dll - DTConfigKit
  • SQLite3.dll - SQLite3 (SQLite3 Dynamic Link Library)
  • iPCU.exe - iPCU
  • dtconfigkit.resources.dll
  • ipcu.resources.dll
  • BouncyCastle.Crypto.dll (by The Legion of the Bouncy Castle) - Bouncy Castle Cryptography API
  • Nlog.dll (by NLog) - NLog - .NET Logging Library (NLog for .NET 2.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • iPCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{151D3DC2-5613-40DD-A024-4E5E4FE81A4A}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:74.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.8218747132%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.80186385%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02001086%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:67,996,832
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.05 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:123.08 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove iPhone Configuration Utility?

You can uninstall iPhone Configuration Utility 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 iPhone Configuration Utility, 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 iPhone Configuration Utility.

Win Vista (SP2) 44%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 46.03%
Windows 7 36.34%
Windows XP 9.05%
Windows 10 8.54%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 39.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.95%
Windows 7 Professional 6.77%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.92%
  United Kingdom 7.65%
  Canada 3.56%
  Australia 2.30%
  India 0.88%
  Israel 0.83%
  Brazil 0.68%
  Sweden 0.66%
  DK 0.48%
  Malaysia 0.45%
  Ireland 0.43%
  Singapore 0.43%
  Greece 0.38%
  Finland 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.49%
Hewlett-Packard 34.39%
Toshiba 7.11%
Acer 6.95%
Intel 2.84%
Gateway 2.26%
ASUS 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.42%
Lenovo 1.21%
Samsung 0.63%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 7.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.38%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.27%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.27%

About Apple

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


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