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17.327.4.24 8.04%
17.327.4.11 0.35%
17.323.0.9 12.06% 30.47% 37.59% 5.22% 3.24% 2.12% 0.85% 0.07%


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RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
GetLastError, GetModuleFileNameW, GetEnvironmentVariableW, SetDllDirectoryW, GetFileAttributesW, WideCharToMultiByte, Process32Next, Process32First, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, CloseHandle, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineW, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCurrentProcessId, LoadLibraryW, DebugBreak, GetProcAddress, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, CreateToolhelp32Snapshot, Process32FirstW, Process32NextW, lstrlenW, OutputDebugStringA, LoadLibraryA, FreeLibrary, LocalAlloc, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, IsDebuggerPresent, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, RaiseException
PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathFindExtensionW, PathFindFileNameW


By Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
MD5:   a5299d04ed225d64cf07a568a3e1bf8c
SHA1:   c85c9638702b5f6642ef7031b245e86925d47a5f
SHA256:   6f7e73893127badc8c9815e9bcc0eb5f6584e254d0d09a0b6a680704c71e0a90

What is AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?

This is the service portion of the Apple MobileDeviceHelper iTunes sync. AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe is installed along with the latest version of Apple iTunes and is used to sync your iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod or iPad with iTunes when you connect your device to your computer.


AppleMobileDeviceService.exe runs as a service under the name Apple Mobile Device with extensive SYSTEM privileges (full administrator access). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Apple Mobile Device Support published by Apple Inc., Apple Mobile Device Support from Apple Inc. and Apple Mobile Device Support by Apple Inc.. The file is digitally signed by Apple Inc. which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice.exe
File version:
Product version:
Size:53.89 KB (55,184 bytes)
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
More details


The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
8% remove
Apple Mobile Device Support is required and used for the synchronisation between an Apple mobile iOS devices (iPod, iPhone or iPad) and a PC through iTunes. If uninstalled, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may not appear under Devices in iTunes after you connect it to your Windows PC. Apple Mobile Device Service runs as a Windows service (Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS)) regardless if the user is running a connected Apple application...
Apple Inc.
24% remove
Users who wished to sync their MobileMe data with a PC had to download and install Apple's MobileMe Control Panel. To install, the user first had to download and install the latest version of iTunes, and then install MobileMe Control Panel. After installation, the user signed into the control panel using their username and password, and could control sync settings for contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and iDisk settings such as public fol...
Apple Inc.
12% remove
MobileMe (replaced by iCloud) was a subscription-based collection of online services. MobileMe allowed users to track the location of their iOS devices via the web portal at MobileMe had two different plans. The Individual plan included 20 GB of email and file storage and 200 GB of monthly data transfer. MobileMe maintained a synchronized address book and calendar feature using Push functions. When a user made a change to a con...
Apple Inc.
9% remove
MobileMe (replaced by iCloud) was a subscription-based collection of online services. MobileMe allowed users to track the location of their iOS devices via the web portal at MobileMe had two different plans. The Individual plan included 20 GB of email and file storage and 200 GB of monthly data transfer. MobileMe maintained a synchronized address book and calendar feature using Push functions. When a user made a change to a con...


Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'Apple Mobile Device'
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 61701
  • [UDP] listens on port 55354
  • [UDP] listens on port 57702
  • [UDP] listens on port 49153
  • [UDP] listens on port 59045
  • [UDP] listens on port 55212
  • [UDP] listens on port 59827
  • [UDP] listens on port 61354
  • [UDP] listens on port 56352
  • [UDP] listens on port 50785
  • [UDP] listens on port 52813
  • [UDP] listens on port 58010
  • [UDP] listens on port 63800
  • [UDP] listens on port 1026
  • [UDP] listens on port 58569
  • [UDP] listens on port 49941
  • [UDP] listens on port 57444
  • [UDP] listens on port 63920
  • [UDP] listens on port 51859
  • [UDP] listens on port 60678
  • [UDP] listens on port 54339

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00193165%
    Kernel CPU:0.00099046%
    User CPU:0.00094118%
    Kernel CPU time:7,813,197 ms/min
    CPU cycles:825,629/sec
    Context switches:7/sec
    Private memory:4.63 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):10.25 MB
    Private (minimum):6.21 MB
    Non-paged memory:4.63 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:89.75 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):96.47 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:7.32 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):11.43 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:19,166/min
    I/O read transfer:1.44 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    I/O write transfer:41 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:498.55 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:10,377/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:4
    GUI USER count:2

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice.exe"
    • "C:\programas\ficheiros comuns\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice.exe"
    Windows Service
    Service name:Apple Mobile Device
    Description:“Provides the interface to Apple mobile devices.”
    Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)


    AppleMobileDeviceService.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.01911119%
    Kernel CPU:0.00885493%
    User CPU:0.01025626%
    CPU cycles:694,192/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:48 KB
    1.16 MB
    applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll (Apple Mobile Device Service by Apple)
    Total CPU:0.00511470%
    Kernel CPU:0.00230687%
    User CPU:0.00280783%
    CPU cycles:92,876/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:220 KB
    Total CPU:0.00486074%
    Kernel CPU:0.00126992%
    User CPU:0.00359082%
    CPU cycles:105,507/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    Total CPU:0.00253846%
    Kernel CPU:0.00142172%
    User CPU:0.00111674%
    CPU cycles:97,452/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:620 KB
    Total CPU:0.00049248%
    Kernel CPU:0.00049248%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:3,026/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB
    Total CPU:0.00000557%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000557%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:50/sec
    Memory:360 KB
    Total CPU:0.00000228%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000228%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:16/sec
    Memory:32 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Home Premium 39.50%
    Windows 8.1 17.50%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 11.00%
    Windows 8.1 Pro 7.50%
    Windows 8 4.00%
    Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.00%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 3.00%
    Microsoft Windows XP 3.00%
    Windows 8 Single Language 2.00%
    Windows 8.1 N 1.00%
    Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
    Windows 8 Pro 1.00%
    Windows 8 Enterprise 1.00%
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 0.50%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 53.00% of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Hewlett-Packard 20.08%
    Dell 19.67%
    Toshiba 17.21%
    ASUS 13.93%
    Lenovo 9.84%
    Acer 8.20%
    Sony 3.28%
    GIGABYTE 2.46%
    Alienware 2.05%
    Samsung 1.64%
    Sahara 0.82%
    American Megatrends 0.82%
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