"distnoted.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"distnoted.exe" process represents "distnoted" program.

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

Boot
   winlogon
      explorer
         iTunes
            AppleMobileDeviceHelper
               distnoted

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
distnoted.exe               528 K   distnoted

Additional information about "distnoted.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: distnoted.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
   Description: distnoted
   Version: 1,750,33,0
   Size: 31032 bytes
   Last modified: 11/17/2016 1:29:04 AM
   Company Name: Apple Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\iTunes

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\SysWOW64\MSVCR100.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\CoreFoundation.dll

"distnoted.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "distnoted.exe" process, if you are not connecting any Apple devices to the computer.

 

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