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

ATH.exe is a program developed by Apple Inc. that appears to be associated with AppleMobileDeviceService.exe and Apple's iTunes software.

I found many Apple discussion forums about ATH.exe that said it was using too many resources, but exiting it seemed to solve the issue. Apparently, later Apple issued an iTunes update that solves the problem for Windows users.

Some Apple users claim ATH.exe is related to some type of network control, and some said disabling wireless sync in iTunes solved their issue. Therefore it looks like ATH is related to networking with Apple's iTunes. According to what I read, you should be able to disable it with no problems if it's giving you issues, and if you have no plans to use iTune's wireless sync technology.

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Who makes ATH.exe (ATH.exe)?

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

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Last updated: May 4, 2024

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