ituneshelper.exe - Is ituneshelper.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is ituneshelper.exe?
Purpose of ituneshelper.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: ituneshelper.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Ituneshelper.exe is a file that you most likely installed yourself on your computer. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are suspicious. This ituneshelper.exe file is installed with ITunes and it is from Apple, and is used when playing MP3 files or AAC audio files. This file will speed up your itunes experience, as it runs when you boot your pc, however it is not required to run at startup. Ituneshelper.exe will appear in your startup list but is not required to be there, and will not hurt anything by removing it from your system startup. Itunes is free software that you use to copy music back and forth from your ipod, or to purchase new music. This file is not considered to be spyware or adware. Visit ituneshelper.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ituneshelper.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file is found at C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe but may be elsewhere if you have installed it in a different folder then the default.


  • Is ituneshelper.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is ituneshelper.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ituneshelper.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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