"iTunesHelper.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"iTunesHelper.exe" process represents "iTunesHelper" program.

"iTunesHelper.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "explorer" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   explorer
      iTunesHelper

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
iTunesHelper.exe         14,128 K   iTunesHelper

Additional information about "iTunesHelper.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" 

Programe file information:
   Name: iTunesHelper.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
   Description: iTunesHelper
   Version: 12.5.4.42
   Size: 176440 bytes
   Last modified: 12/6/2016 2:52:24 AM
   Company Name: Apple Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Apple Inc.\Apple Application Support
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll

"iTunesHelper.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "iTunesHelper.exe" process, if you are using iTunes to manage your iPhone or other Apple devices.

 

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