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iTunes/iTunes Helper Gone Wild

by minoradjustment / February 4, 2013 7:31 PM PST

iTunes got a mind of its own and would not stop launching, playing, & downloading song after song, even after I quit, restarted, shut down, booted again. I reinstalled 11.0.1 with no result. Nothing worked but disabling iTunes helper. (I'm waiting to see if it really worked permanently.)
What is this all about? And do I need iTunes Helper for any essential tasks?

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No, you do not need iTunes Helper
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 8:55 PM PST

Disable it in MSConfig (Windows) or Startup Items (Mac)

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iTunes Helper: misnomer
by minoradjustment / February 4, 2013 10:30 PM PST

Thanks for your reply. All normal now. (Even though I was freaking out until I found a fix.)
I renamed it: iTunes Hell per Startup
One good result from this glitch: it prompted me to check all my System extensions & plugins, and I found a bunch of ancient doo-doo in there. Lots of auto-update notifiers don't really work, and the only way to get them is to ask the plug-in directly when it's open: Java, WMV, Perian is dead, OpenBase is unneeded, etc.

Thanks again.

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(NT) You're welcome, pleased it worked out for you
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 7:57 AM PST
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