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A guide to uninstall iTunes from your system

iTunes is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by Apple Inc.. More information on Apple Inc. can be found here. More info about the application iTunes can be found at . The application is often located in the C:\Program Files\iTunes folder. Keep in mind that this path can vary being determined by the user's choice. The full command line for uninstalling iTunes is MsiExec.exe /I{D6969886-0A8A-46BF-A3FA-D6CD43FC8F85}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. The program's main executable file is called iTunes.exe and its approximative size is 37.40 MB (39217464 bytes).

iTunes contains of the executables below. They take 40.21 MB (42164136 bytes) on disk.




  • iTunes.exe (37.40 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (295.80 KB)
  • iTunesVisualizerHost.exe (2.52 MB)


This info is about iTunes version 12.10.0.7 alone. For more iTunes versions please click below:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Some of these are listed below.

Folders left behind when you uninstall iTunes:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall iTunes:
  • 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

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • 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\CC5DAF3C83107974E9E474BFC61FEEFD
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Media\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\iTunes_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\iTunes_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C3FAD5CC-0138-4797-9E4E-47FB6CF1EEDF}

Additional values that you should remove:
  • 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\CC5DAF3C83107974E9E474BFC61FEEFD\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CC5DAF3C83107974E9E474BFC61FEEFD\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\iTunes\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{C3FAD5CC-0138-4797-9E4E-47FB6CF1EEDF}\


How to remove iTunes with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is a program released by the software company Apple Inc.. Frequently, people try to uninstall this program. This can be troublesome because removing this by hand requires some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK way to uninstall iTunes is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find 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 select iTunes in the list of programs, the following data about the application is available to you:


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





  • The publisher is: http://www.apple.com/
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{D6969886-0A8A-46BF-A3FA-D6CD43FC8F85}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes


8. After removing iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong iTunes that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing iTunes with 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 able to run without errors or problems.



Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to uninstall iTunes by Apple Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall iTunes in case 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' computers.

2019-09-12 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-09-12 00:53:34.240