"AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process?

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A

"AppleMobileDeviceService.exe - MobileDeviceService" process for "Apple Mobile Device" service provides the interface to Apple mobile devices. "Apple Mobile Device" service is installed as part of Apple iTunes for Windows. It enables iTunes to recognize and interact with an iPhone or iPod touch device when it is connected to the computer.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                   PID  User Name Memory  Description

AppleMobileDeviceService.exe 1980 SYSTEM    1,696 K MobileDeviceService

Additional information about "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   
Registry keys: 
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
   HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
   HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Apple Mobile Device\Parameters

"AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" process or stop the "Apple Mobile Device" service. You can restart it when you are connecting your apple device to the computer later.

 

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