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  • eekahil Level 1 Level 1
    Mac OS X

    My Blutooth is not on and i am having the same issue as OP etc.

  • tbirdvet Level 4 Level 4

    Mine just started doing this the last week.  I have not made any changes or added any music or devices.  Cannot figure this out.  I'm running ML 10.8.5.

  • tbirdvet Level 4 Level 4

    I may have solved my issue.  I was using my Apple remote and pressing the menu button and then put it aside. That's when iTunes would randomly open.  I then went into iTunes, started a song then used the remote to pause.  Closed out iTunes and now all seems to be OK.  Wierd.

  • vivianspencer Level 1 Level 1

    This was bugging me for weeks and your post solved the issue for me


    I have to find a new alarm clock now

  • Bronxboy47 Level 1 Level 1

    I had a similar problem.  It got so bad, Itunes was popping up every 15 seconds.  My operating system is Windows 7.  I wondered if simply uninstalling and reinstalling might solve the problem.  I went to Control Panel, opened Uninstall a Program, clicked on Itunes and saw 3 options: Uninstall, Change, and Repair.  What the heck, let's try Repair.  It worked! Itunes has stopped opening up on its own.  Nevertheless, I have my fingers crossed.

  • 100thmonkee Level 1 Level 1

    Having this issue as well and I don't sync my phone/ipod/whatever. I've unchecked all the things this thread and other similar threads have advised, and it's still doing it.


    I've noticed that when my bluetooth speakers automatically connect/disconnects, this might be a trigger for zombie iTunes. Do any of you have bluetooth enabled and noticing the same?


    Would love to find a resolution to this (besides uninstalling iTunes... next step).

  • gale fromcambridge Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problem on my MacBook Pro. The music in I-tunes starts playing at the most inappropriate times, like faculty meetings! Please get this fixed!

  • Tiktoc Level 1 Level 1

    I've had this problem off and on for years. Now that I think of it, it seems to be consistent with when I have speakers plugged into the headphone jack (can we get a Bose/Apple partnership here???). Anyway, I went into User/Applications/, secondary clicked on and clicked Show Package Contents. This opened up a new Finder window. Go to Contents/MacOS and find Instead of deleting it as recommended above, I simply renamed it. The problem went away for a while. When the zombie iTunes returned, I went back in and renamed iTunesASUHelper, which is one of those grey boxes denoting a UNIX executable file. The problem has been gone for about 20 minutes since I did that and I've jiggled the headphone cable quite a bit in that time. What I haven't done is to google what iTunesASUHelper does, so beware of that. I may have messed up something. But if I did, I still have the file and can rename it back to it original. When I renamed, I simply added "-disabled" to the existing filename.


    All that said, I really think that whoever came up with the headphone jack getting confused by random electrical noise that triggers the next track, or play option in iTunes is really onto something. I'm fairly hard on my headphone jack. This is a Late 2008 Unibody aluminum 13" Macbook with ML 10.8.5 so it's going on seven years old. I do a lot of audio work, so I hardly ever use only the built-in speakers, and the headphone jack is usually connected to a set of decent speakers. So far, so good. Wish me luck! (Somehow, "Red 5, I'm goin' in" seems appropriate here though.)

  • Reid Monroe Level 1 Level 1

    now bill Apple for the time for doing their job

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