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What is iTunes.exe?

ITunes.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 iTunes.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.

ITunes.exe file information

The process known as iTunes belongs to software iTunes or Volume Logic Plug-in for iTunes by Apple Computer (www.apple.com) or Apple (www.apple.com).

Description: ITunes.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. iTunes.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ - common is C:\Program Files\iTunes\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (74% of all occurrences), 12,116,480 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/itunes.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. ITunes.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. ITunes.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with iTunes.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ iTunes or Volume Logic Plug-in for iTunes, consult Apple’s Customer Service or update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify iTunes.exe related errors

If iTunes.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. ITunes.exe is not a Windows core file. ITunes.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iTunes.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the iTunes.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

is Apple Itunes
  G. Demi   (further information)
One minute after turning on my computer, I opened Internet Explorer & within 5 minutes, Spybot S&D notified me that ITunes.exe had changed my registry. Spybot asked if I wanted to deny the change. I clicked on "deny" but the message reappeared. I kept hitting "deny" & the msg. kept reappearing. I checked my System32 folder & there was the file, installed just 5 minutes earlier. It wouldn't allow me to delete it, so I restarted in safe mode & deleted it easily.
Good media player from apple
  Ludaz   (further information)
A wonderful media player and organizer from Apple. Should have absolutely no problems, as long as you download from http://www.apple.com/
  Esomi   (further information)
Not a problem, if you have it you will know about it
I'm almost positive I got this as a virus through an AIM link that claimed to be an ebaumsworld jpeg.
Depends on who put it on your pc
  Keith   (further information)
Bit steep on memory requirements. But who gives a damn. Best music player for any platform...period!
  Neal   (further information)
how to fix it
When i double click the icon the process comes up but then it gets shut down without the window coming up.
i have just installed itunes versions 7 when i double click on the icon on my desktop now i am told that i need to disable the compatibility tab of the properties for itunes.exe. i dont know how to do this
Apple does not need to have iTunes and it's other processing software load everytime with Windows. Plug -and-Play loads it just fine without it loading. This is spyware. And don't give your songs labels. That just helps them make more money without giving you anything for your trouble.
iTunes.exe will only run only run if you have QuickTime also installed.
  Damien Miranda  
use for iPOD
  Min Min Myat  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of iTunes.exe: based on 18 votes with 14 user comments.
11 users think iTunes.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. One user thinks iTunes.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade iTunes.exe ("not sure about it").

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