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Should I remove BitTorrent Sync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,421
United States Rank #4,557
Reach 0.1908%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.24 days
243.17 days >
Average installed length: 127.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4.75 2.84%
1.4.72 1.91%
1.4.66 0.04%
1.4.53 0.04%
1.4.49 0.04%
1.3.109 4.90%
1.3.106 6.58%
1.3.105 4.45%
1.3.94 4.71%
1.3.93 0.34%
1.3.91 0.11%
1.3.90 0.04%
1.3.89 0.52%
1.3.87 0.90%
1.3.80 0.86%
1.3.77 0.34%
1.3.67 2.24%
1.2.91 3.03%
1.2.89 0.22%
1.2.87 2.28%
1.2.82 16.18%
1.2.75 9.01%
1.2.73 1.79%
1.2.72 0.15%
1.2.71 0.22%
1.2.68 1.35%
1.2.67 0.82%
1.1.82 6.80%
1.1.80 0.78%
1.1.78 0.11%
1.1.76 0.04%
1.1.75 0.04%
1.1.74 9.42%
1.1.71 0.26%
1.1.70 3.81%
1.1.69 0.11%
1.1.48 3.48%
1.1.42 1.87%
1.1.27 0.52%
1.1.26 0.11%
1.1.22 0.04%
1.1.15 0.07%
1.0.134 1.61%
1.0.132 0.75%
1.0.130 0.11%
1.0.116 3.96%
1.0.112 0.22%

Typically installed together

BitTorrent Sync

What is BitTorrent Sync?  (from BitTorrent)

Sync files between mobile devices, collaborators, or your home and work PC. Want to share and sync files on the go? BitTorrent Sync lets you share files with family and friends, share files between mobile devices, and backup your phone and tablets.

Overview

BitTorrent Sync is a software program developed by BitTorrent. The most common release is 1.2.82, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named btsync.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 870.35 KB (891,240 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 34% of users of BitTorrent Sync come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BitTorrent Sync
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent Sync\BTSync.exe" /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 870.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BitTorrent Sync

Program executable:btsync.exe
Name:BitTorrent Sync
Path:C:\Program Files\bittorrent sync\btsync.exe
MD5:9d3595bb33288e678b3fbf0247ded0f7
Additional files:
  • SyncShellContextMenu.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SyncShellContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BTSync' with a class of {581FFA63-FC33-4622-A77B-95003A5CDE89}.
Scheduled Task
  • BTSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87EFBE2F-644C-430C-9E6B-7B4362E7BDE6}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BTSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BitTorrent Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent Sync\BTSync.exe" /MINIMIZED.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BTSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BitTorrent Sync\BTSync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BTSync.exe
Memory:7.63 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017126940%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00157288%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013981%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:66
70 average

How do I remove BitTorrent Sync?

Quickly and completely remove BitTorrent Sync from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BitTorrent Sync from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BitTorrent Sync, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BitTorrent Sync.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.58%
Windows 8 35.56%
Windows XP 3.36%
Windows Vista 1.42%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.73%
Windows 7 Professional 13.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.98%
Windows 8.1 9.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.73%
  France 7.49%
  United Kingdom 4.39%
  Canada 4.21%
  MA 2.53%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  India 2.25%
  Australia 2.18%
  Germany 1.93%
  Israel 1.64%
  Italy 1.64%
  Turkey 1.61%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Brazil 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.35%
Dell 19.83%
Acer 15.89%
ASUS 13.86%
GIGABYTE 8.71%
Samsung 4.58%
Toshiba 4.45%
Lenovo 4.20%
Intel 2.03%
MSI 1.21%
Alienware 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.82%
ASUS All Series 4.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.32%

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