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Should I remove iPod for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #42,058
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3.8.0 85.71%
2.0.1 7.14%
1.0.0 7.14%

iPod for Windows

What is iPod for Windows?

iPod for Windows uses the iPodService Module which is part of iTunes. It runs as a Windows service to allow programs like iTunes and the iPod Updater to communicate with your iPod or other iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.


The most common release is 3.8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 6 files and is usually about 41.43 MB (43,442,367 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.info.apple.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iPod\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{44A537A5-859C-43A6-8285-C0668142A090} /l1033
Estimated size: 41.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by iPod for Windows

  • iPodService.dll - iTunes (iPodService Resource Library (64-bit))
  • iPodService.exe - iPodService Module (64-bit)
  • iPodServiceLocalized.dll - iPodService-ressursbibliotek

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • iPodService.exe runs as a service named 'iPod Service' (iPod Service) "iPod hardware management services".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003659135%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019953%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016638%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:907,543
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:27 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:293 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove iPod for Windows?

You can uninstall iPod for Windows 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 for Windows, 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 for Windows.

Win XP 43%
Win Vista (SP2) 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.67%
  Canada 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Sahara 8.33%
Packard Bell 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
Dell 8.33%
American Megatrends 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Common models
Sony PCV-RS620G(UC) 7.69%
Packard Bell BV AWRDACPI 7.69%
HP-Pavilion NY607AA-ABA s... 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ... 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6000 (RV213... 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1223 7.69%

About Apple

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


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