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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 12.0.1.26 only. Click on the links below for other iTunes versions:

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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:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64Setup1084.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64Setup1320.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64Setup16B0.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64Setup1A4.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64Setup57C.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64Setup794.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\iTunes64SetupD68.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\itunes.lnk

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\.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\iTunes.aa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.cdda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.ipa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.ipg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.ipsw
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.itdb
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.ite
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.itl
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.itpc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4b
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4r
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mov
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mpeg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.pcast
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.rmp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\19DBBBA25E197DA429A9EF511DCD5067
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2ABBBD91-91E5-4AD7-929A-FE15D1DC0576}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\Defaults\AppProfiles\Apple iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\OSD\TouchPad\AppProfiles\Apple iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\PlugInConfig\TouchPad\AppProfiles\Apple iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@Apple.com/iTunes,version=

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\19DBBBA25E197DA429A9EF511DCD5067\iTunes
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\Downloads\iTunes64Setup.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\19DBBBA25E197DA429A9EF511DCD5067\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 a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.

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  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
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 find iTunes or simply activate the Search feature 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 of apps, some information regarding the application is available to you:


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





  • The web site of the application is: http://www.apple.com/es/
  • 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)
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Disclaimer

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