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What is distnoted.exe?

Distnoted.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if distnoted.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Distnoted.exe file information

The process known as distnoted belongs to software Apple Application Support or Apple Mobile Device Support by Apple (www.apple.com) or Apple Computer (www.apple.com).

Description: Distnoted.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. distnoted.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,672 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 14,864 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/distnoted.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You have the option to uninstall Apple Application Support or Apple Mobile Device Support from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs", turn to the software developer, Apple, for advice or update the program.

Recommended: Identify distnoted.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as distnoted.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the distnoted.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It's the procces that connects your iPhone, if you have one. Not dangerous, but not needed if do not own an iPhone.
  Juliano Rocha   (further information)
Appeared after installation of iTunes
distnoted.exe is installed along with ITunes, and it will be a running process in your tasklist if you are using IPhone
must be iTunes related too
Spawned by AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe, which is spawned by iTunes.exe. If closed, it will be rerun automatically.
Virus that fakes the certificate of an Apple program and prevents iDevice from being disconnected.
  Billy Shaun Pomerich  
belongs to iTunes . Potentially a Trojan - it behaves like one .
opens with iTunes.. killing process is not dangerous but not necessary
used for itunes
Makes me crack up when this previous user says part of iTunes but it's a trojan. Don't think Apple wants to spread stuff that kind of stuff. Relex people don't be so paranoid!! :)
Installed with iTunes. You don't have to remove it.
It is a iTunes process, anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool. However, this is not required for iTunes to run
It's a trojan, it installs a process that allows Apple to track your every moves thanks to the integrated GPS in iphones.
  Billy-Bob Tinfoill  
distnoted.exe is NOT a trojan. It is part of the i-Suite of software distributed by Apple. Not needed to run iTunes, but it helps integrate i-devices with your PC running iTunes. Anyone saying it is a trojan obviously do not understand what a Trojan truly is. Apple CAN NOT collect your data using this program.
  Brendan White   (further information)
it's an essential component for iPhone communication via iTunes. No need to remove it or be worried about it.
It is from apple.
    (further information)
Runs if you use an iPhone with iTunes on your computer. Not important for Windows, but iTunes will restart it if you turn it off.
If you kill it and connect your iPhone, it will re-start.
Required by Itunes for Iphone.
it's annoying
  derp derpington  
An Apple Software Program, not informed about during install of any part of there software, intended to track information passed between on your PC and your iType device.
itunes/iphone related

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of distnoted.exe: based on 37 votes with 22 user comments.
9 users think distnoted.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 18 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think distnoted.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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