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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: No
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Program Files\ iTunes\
  • Uses Network:No
  • Uses Internet:Yes

The file ituneshelper.exe is a part of the iTunes media player. The iTunes media player is a software that enables the user to purchase, download and play music and video files, and transfer the said digital content to his iPod device. This application presents a graphical interface that allows the user to easily find and play the multimedia files he needs and send them to his iPod device via a specific connection. Itunes is suitable for persons who prefer to have a quick means of acquiring the audio and video files they want. This program is developed by Apple Computer Inc, one of the worlds leading consumer electronics companies that focus on computer-related software and hardware as well as digital content.

The main function of the process ituneshelper.exe is to provide a means of playing mp3s using iTunes. Through the ituneshelper.exe process, the user can browse his hard drive or the World Wide Web for a specific mp3 file and subsequently play the said type of file. To perform this task, the file ituneshelper.exe interacts with the following files within the iTunes application: ipodmanager.exe, ipodservice.exe, ipodwatcher.exe, and qttask.exe. After the user has properly installed iTunes, the file ituneshelper.exe will be located in C:\ Program Files\ iTunes\. However, this may vary depending on the users preference during setup. Regarding memory consumption, the process ituneshelper.exe requires around 600 kb worth of RAM resources. Furthermore, the ituneshelper.exe process makes use of the Internet in searching for and playing mp3 files on the World Wide Web, and it can run on stand-alone computers. The process ituneshelper.exe is not a Windows system process and it is not required by the PC to operate. The ituneshelper.exe file loads once the user has loaded iTunes.

To free up some memory, the user can unload the program housing the ituneshelper.exe process if it is not currently being used and if his iPod device is not connected. If the user no longer needs the iTunes application, he can uninstall the said program by going to Start/Settings/Control Panel and by clicking on the Add or Remove Programs option.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.