Windows 10: Win 10 Ransomware protection blocks iTunes

Discus and support Win 10 Ransomware protection blocks iTunes in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Enabled Ransomware protection and now iTunes won't open. If I turn it off iTunes opens fine. I assume its because a default folder that iTunes uses... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by bru, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. BRU
    bru Win User

    Win 10 Ransomware protection blocks iTunes


    Enabled Ransomware protection and now iTunes won't open. If I turn it off iTunes opens fine. I assume its because a default folder that iTunes uses (Music?) is part of the protected folders. I use the iTunes program, not the new app that MS recently added to their store.

    I searched and see no other reports of this and cant figure out how to add iTunes to the whitelist. So its either disable Win 10's newest security feature or not be able to use iTunes.

    :)
     

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    quietman7 - MVP, Jun 10, 2018
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  3. iTunes in Win 10

    Here's a tricky one for you (well I think it is anyway!)
    Win 10 Ransomware protection blocks iTunes [​IMG]

    One of the casualties of my upgrade to Win 10 Home was my iTunes library. Basically, iTunes could no longer find my music, even though it hadn't moved. To cut a long story short, I ended up creating a new
    library and all was well - or so I thought. Since then, however, every time I boot my PC, iTunes loads at startup, and the curious thing is that there is no reference to the programme in any of the startup folders, nor in Task Managers Start Up list. I also
    use CCleaner, and that also shows that nothing apple related should be running at startup.

    Clearly something is causing iTunes to run - any ideas? I should add, there are no iPods connected to the PC, and iTunes helper is also disabled via CCleaner.

    Steps taken so far:

    • Un-installed iTunes, then re-installed. Still runs at start up
    • Tried loading Windows with all services disabled - iTunes still auto starts
    • Found a restore point prior to iTunes misbehaving. Restored to that point - iTunes still auto starts
    • Un-installed iTunes again, this time using Revo Uninstaller Pro. It found a shed load
      of registry entries and files etc left behind after the standard install. Removed the lot, and then did the same for Bonjour; Quick Time; and all the other sundry Apple programmes and services. Rebooted
      - all good. Re-installed iTunes from scratch - not good. Back to auto running at start up.
    Just to check my sanity, I installed iTunes on our lap top (also Win 10). It runs fine, with no auto loading issues. Seriously, what the hell is going on here, why won't iTunes play nicely on my PC? There
    surely has to be a rogue registry entry somewhere causing the issue. Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Cliff
     
    Teflon_Tom, Jun 10, 2018
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