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#31469 - 10/08/14 07:56 AM Airport Base Station Agent? iTunes Helper?
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
What do these things do and do I need them? I am not using an Airport router and what does iTunes helper do? They are using CPU and was wondering... If I don't need them, how do I turn them off?
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#31472 - 10/08/14 09:25 AM Re: Airport Base Station Agent? iTunes Helper? [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
OSXDaily has the following comments on your processes, how to disable them and what the consequences of disabling are:

- AirPort Base Station Agent
- iTunesHelper
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#31474 - 10/08/14 02:10 PM Re: Airport Base Station Agent? iTunes Helper? [Re: alternaut]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Thanks. Airport Base Station is gone, but I had already disabled iTunes Helper in Startup items and it was still there. So I went into iTunes Prefs and set pref so that connecting a devise does not automatically launch iTunes but that didn't work either, it is still running after restart. Not a big deal, but weird?

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#31475 - 10/08/14 04:28 PM Re: Airport Base Station Agent? iTunes Helper? [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: slolerner
I had already disabled iTunes Helper in Startup items and it was still there. [...] it is still running after restart. Not a big deal, but weird?

GageGecko (last post in linked thread) suggests renaming iTuneshelper.app (Option-click iTunes.app > "Show Package Contents"> MacOS folder) will prevent it from launching and being added to Login Items. You may have to repeat this after updating iTunes.
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