"iTunes.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"iTunes.exe" process represents "iTunes" program.

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

Boot
   winlogon
      explorer
         iTunes

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
iTunes.exe               34,316 K   iTunes

Additional information about "iTunes.exe" process:

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

Programe file information:
   Name: iTunes.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
   Description: iTunes
   Version: 12.5.4.42
   Size: 2980664 bytes
   Last modified: 12/6/2016 2:52:12 AM
   Company Name: Apple Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\iTunes
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\odbcint.dll.mui
C:\Windows\Fonts\msjh.ttf
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\wdmaud.drv.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\MMDevAPI.dll.mui
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
C:\Users\fyicenter\Music\iTunes\iTunes Library Extras.itdb

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
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Scheduler
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\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\SHLWAPI.dll

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

 

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