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A guide to uninstall iTunes from your system

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall iTunes for Windows. It is produced by Apple Inc.. Go over here for more details on Apple Inc.. More info about the app iTunes can be found at . iTunes is typically set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes directory, but this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. The full command line for uninstalling iTunes is MsiExec.exe /I{2ABBBD91-91E5-4AD7-929A-FE15D1DC0576}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for admin rights. iTunes.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 3.98 MB (4175144 bytes) on disk.

iTunes is composed of the following executables which take 4.13 MB (4332624 bytes) on disk:

  • iTunes.exe (3.98 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (153.79 KB)

The current web page applies to iTunes version only. Click on the links below for other iTunes versions: to view all...
If planning to uninstall iTunes you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall iTunes:
  • C:\Program Files\Audacity\help\manual\man\exporting_to_itunes_and_ipod.html
  • C:\Program Files\Audacity\help\manual\man\sample_workflow_for_exporting_to_itunes.html
  • C:\Program Files\Counter Strike Source v87\cstrike\download\materials\trails\\itunes.vmt
  • C:\Program Files\Counter Strike Source v87\cstrike\download\materials\trails\\itunes.vtf
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{5D928931-D1D2-4A93-A82D-BF60D0E7CFA5}\Installer.ico

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipsw\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itdb\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ite\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itl\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itlp\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itls\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itms\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itpc\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u8\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcast\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-itunes-itls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-itunes-itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-itunes-itpc
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\139829D52D1D39A48AD2FB060D7EFC5A
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5D928931-D1D2-4A93-A82D-BF60D0E7CFA5}

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aax
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aifc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aiff
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.cdda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipa\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ipa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipg\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ipg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipsw\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ipsw
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itdb\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itdb
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ite\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ite
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itl\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itl
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itlp\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itlp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itls\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itms\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itpc\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itpc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u8\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u8
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4r
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithProgIds\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mpeg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcast\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.pcast
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.rmp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wave
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\139829D52D1D39A48AD2FB060D7EFC5A\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\139829D52D1D39A48AD2FB060D7EFC5A\ProductName

A way to uninstall iTunes with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is an application marketed by the software company Apple Inc.. Some users want to remove this application. This is difficult because uninstalling this by hand takes some knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE way to remove iTunes is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to clean your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate iTunes or simply activate the Search field and type in "iTunes". The iTunes app will be found very quickly. After you select iTunes in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding iTunes, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for iTunes:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{2ABBBD91-91E5-4AD7-929A-FE15D1DC0576}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After removing iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong iTunes that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing iTunes using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall iTunes by Apple Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall iTunes supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:10:03.563