Is ipodservice.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of ipodservice.exe:









File purpose and description:

iPodService.exe is a file that would have been installed by you, it would have have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer unless you buy a Mac. The actual disk location is shown below for you, always verify the location so you know it is not virus, spyware, or adware related, as often virus writers use similiar names and place them in other folders hoping to fool you into leaving it on your computer. This iPodService.exe is from Apple, Inc, and is part of their MP3 suite for use in ITunes. It is ok to leave this on your system if you are using ITunes or have various Apple programs installed on your system. If you do not use an ipod then obviously you won't need this, this file is considered safe and is not virus or adware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
ipodservice.exe

File type:
This is an executable file.

File or folder location:
This ipodservice program can be found at C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, ipodservice.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of ipodservice.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!