"AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe" process represents "MobileDeviceHelper" program.

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

Boot
   winlogon
      explorer
         iTunes
            AppleMobileDeviceHelper

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
AppleMobileDeviceHel        816 K   MobileDeviceHelper

Additional information about "AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe" 
   --pipe \\.\pipe\30578204-20130956261065019188 --parentPipe

Programe file information:
   Name: AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
   Description: MobileDeviceHelper
   Version: 17.960.0.100
   Size: 67384 bytes
   Last modified: 9/22/2016 4:54:52 PM
   Company Name: Apple Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\iTunes
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\SyncServices\Local\TFSM\com.apple.Calendars\data.syncdb
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\SyncServices\Local\TFSM\com.apple.Contacts\data.syncdb
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\SyncServices\Local\TFSM\com.apple.MailAccounts\data.syncdb

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\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\TimeZoneInformation
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll

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

 

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