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How to uninstall iTunes from your PC

This page is about iTunes for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows release was created by Apple Inc.. Further information on Apple Inc. can be seen here. Detailed information about iTunes can be seen at . Usually the iTunes program is installed in the C:\Program Files\iTunes directory, depending on the user's option during install. The entire uninstall command line for iTunes is MsiExec.exe /I{9C96D8AC-EE43-4B47-877C-D11595511C8E}. iTunes.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 37.47 MB (39289144 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed alongside iTunes. They occupy about 40.28 MB (42235816 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (37.47 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (295.80 KB)
  • iTunesVisualizerHost.exe (2.52 MB)


The information on this page is only about version 12.10.3.1 of iTunes. Click on the links below for other iTunes versions:

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Quite a few files, folders and Windows registry entries will not be removed when you want to remove iTunes from your computer.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName.000\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName.000\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\Acknowledgements.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\ApplePushDirect.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AppleVersions.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\ASL.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ar.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ca.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\cs.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\da.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\de.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\el.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\en.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\en_AU.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\en_GB.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\es.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\es_419.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\fi.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\fr.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\fr_CA.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\he.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\hi.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\hr.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\hu.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\id.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\it.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ja.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ko.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ms.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\nb.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\nl.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\pl.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\pt.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\pt_PT.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ro.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\ru.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\sk.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\sv.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\th.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\tr.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\uk.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\vi.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\zh_CN.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\zh_HK.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AuthKitWin.resources\zh_TW.lproj\AuthKitWinLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ar.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ar.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\AVCFAssetExportPresets.plist
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\AVFoundationCFSupport.plist
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ca.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ca.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\cs.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\cs.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\da.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\da.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Dutch.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Dutch.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\el.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\el.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\en_GB.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\en_GB.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\English.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\English.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\es_419.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\es_419.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\fi.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\fi.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\French.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\French.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\German.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\German.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\he.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\he.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\hr.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\hr.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\hu.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\hu.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\id.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\id.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Info.plist
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Italian.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Italian.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Japanese.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\Japanese.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ko.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ko.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ms.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ms.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\nb.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\nb.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\pl.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\pl.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\pt.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\pt.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\pt_PT.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\pt_PT.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ro.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ro.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ru.lproj\AVCFError.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\ru.lproj\AVCFMediaSelectionOption.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\AVFoundationCF.resources\sk.lproj\AVCFError.strings

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes
  • 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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CA0E026D286EC8147908F540F5C5D3C9
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Media\iTunes

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below 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\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\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u8\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u8
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4b
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4r
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.M4V\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mov
  • 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\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.rmp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wave
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\CA0E026D286EC8147908F540F5C5D3C9\iTunes
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CA0E026D286EC8147908F540F5C5D3C9\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\iTunes\


How to uninstall iTunes using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is an application marketed by the software company Apple Inc.. Frequently, users choose to erase this application. This is troublesome because removing this manually takes some know-how related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY action to erase 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 on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your system.

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  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate iTunes or simply click the Search field and type in "iTunes". If it is installed on your PC the iTunes application will be found very quickly. After you click iTunes in the list of apps, some data regarding the program is available to you:


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





  • The web site of the application is: http://www.apple.com/
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{9C96D8AC-EE43-4B47-877C-D11595511C8E}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove iTunes.
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8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with 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 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove iTunes by Apple Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove iTunes in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2019-12-11 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-12-11 20:35:51.607