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A guide to uninstall iTunes from your computer

You can find on this page details on how to remove iTunes for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Apple Inc.. You can find out more on Apple Inc. or check for application updates here. More details about iTunes can be seen at . Usually the iTunes program is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes folder, depending on the user's option during setup. You can uninstall iTunes by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{5A68A656-979F-4168-8795-E2E368AA4DC2}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. The program's main executable file has a size of 9.34 MB (9789256 bytes) on disk and is named iTunes.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside iTunes. They occupy about 9.48 MB (9941648 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (9.34 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (148.82 KB)

The information on this page is only about version of iTunes. You can find below info on other releases of iTunes: to view all...
A considerable amount of files, folders and Windows registry data can be left behind when you are trying to remove iTunes from your computer.

The files below were left behind on your disk by iTunes when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{5A68A656-979F-4168-8795-E2E368AA4DC2}\Installer.ico

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • 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\.m4b\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\656A86A5F979861478592E3E86AAD42C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Media\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5A68A656-979F-4168-8795-E2E368AA4DC2}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Clients\Media\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\,version=

Additional values that you should remove:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aax
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aifc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aiff
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\iTunes_back
  • 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\.itb\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itb
  • 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\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u8\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u8
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4b
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4r
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithProgIds\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\iTunes_back
  • 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\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wave
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\656A86A5F979861478592E3E86AAD42C\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\656A86A5F979861478592E3E86AAD42C\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{5A68A656-979F-4168-8795-E2E368AA4DC2}\

How to remove iTunes from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is an application offered by Apple Inc.. Frequently, computer users decide to remove it. Sometimes this is hard because doing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK procedure 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 useful uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find iTunes or simply click the Search field and type in "iTunes". If it exists on your system the iTunes program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click iTunes in the list of apps, some data about the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about iTunes, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for iTunes:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{5A68A656-979F-4168-8795-E2E368AA4DC2}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of iTunes which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling iTunes with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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


Geographical user distribution

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


This page is not a piece of advice to remove iTunes by Apple Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove iTunes supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 03:02:24.357