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iPod Support


iPod Support is a software program developed by Apple. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 32.73 MB (34,316,288 bytes). The installed file ipodupdaterext.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 83% of users of iPod Support come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ipod\drivers
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4B5933A1-A781-400E-B4A2-3ECC375375E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by iPod Support

  • ipodservice.exe - iPodService (iPod Service)
  • ipodupdaterext.dll - iPod Universal Updater (iPod Universal Updater Module)
  • ipodvoiceover.dll - Apple iPod Speech Library
  • usbaapl64.sys - Apple Mobile Device USB Driver
  • usbaaplrc.dll - Apple Mobile Device USB Driver Resource DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ipodservice.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio iPod' (iPod Service) "Servizi di gestione hardware di iPod".

How do I remove iPod Support?

You can uninstall iPod Support 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 iPod Support, 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 iPod Support.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Australia 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Dell 30.00%

About Apple

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


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