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How to uninstall iTunes from your computer

You can find below details on how to uninstall iTunes for Windows. The Windows release was created by Apple Inc.. Further information on Apple Inc. can be seen here. Click on to get more data about iTunes on Apple Inc.'s website. iTunes is commonly set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes directory, subject to the user's choice. You can uninstall iTunes by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{B613A9BB-2B34-4824-A4BE-2427653D59D6}. Keep in mind that you might be prompted for admin rights. iTunes's primary file takes around 9.32 MB (9777512 bytes) and its name is iTunes.exe.

iTunes installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 9.73 MB (10199248 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (9.32 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (411.85 KB)

The current web page applies to iTunes version only. Click on the links below for other iTunes versions: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Some of these are shown below.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

The files below remain on your disk by iTunes's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\Acknowledgements.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrdll.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdroem.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrtype.cfg

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe\DefaultIcon\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe\shell\play\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command\

A way to erase iTunes using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is a program marketed by the software company Apple Inc.. Frequently, users decide to erase this application. This is troublesome because performing this manually requires some skill regarding PCs. The best QUICK action to erase iTunes is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is 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 tool to take care of your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the PC 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". If it is installed on your PC the iTunes application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click iTunes in the list , the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding iTunes, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for iTunes:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{B613A9BB-2B34-4824-A4BE-2427653D59D6}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong iTunes which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling iTunes using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall iTunes by Apple Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall iTunes in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-24 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-24 16:50:57.093