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What’s AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe (MobileDeviceProcess)? Is it safe or a virus?

Apple software on a Windows PC? It's blasphemy! Blasphemy I tell you!!! Yucky yuck!

OK fine, if you want to use an iPhone with your PC then you're going to see the AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe process on your PC and I guess I'll have to be OK with that...

Here at SpyShelter's Cybersecurity Lab in Austin, Texas, I'll admit we don't see this executable much because we're "Android Bros", but whatever... I can still confirm this Apple executable is most likely safe, as long as it's really signed by that infamous fruit company... But what does this Crapple software do? Sorry, I miss-typed...

AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe is part of Apple iTunes. It manages communication between your Windows PC and Apple's iPhone.

You may be wondering... will we ever make SpyShelter Antispyware software for Apple devices like Macs or iCraps? Unlikely... because we'd probably work on it for over 6 months, then Apple would randomly change all their APIs completely screwing us over.

Unfortunately we've seen this before no other projects. So yeah, that's why we probably won't make Mac software. We're going to stick to Windows PCs for now.

(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)

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More about AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe on WINDOWS

Who makes AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe (MobileDeviceProcess)?

We’ve found Apple Inc. should be the publisher of AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: January 31, 2024

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