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Should I remove Symform?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,711
United States Rank #10,532
Reach 0.0156%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.56 days
104.91 days >
Average installed length: 55.12 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.24.0.0 55.71%
4.20.0.0 7.31%
4.17.1.0 0.91%
4.14.1.0 9.59%
4.12.1.0 1.37%
4.10.2.0 0.91%
4.2.0.0 5.94%
4.0.0.0 2.28%
3.21.2.0 0.91%
3.20.0.0 1.37%
3.18.18.0 2.28%
3.17.8.0 0.91%
3.17.4.0 0.46%
3.14.9.0 2.74%
3.14.7.0 0.46%
3.13.8.0 3.65%
3.12.6.0 2.28%
3.11.4.0 0.46%
3.9.7.0 0.46%

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Symform

Overview

Symform is a software program developed by Symform. The most common release is 4.24.0.0, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. The primary executable is named NodeConfigIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 2.23 MB (2,334,720 bytes). The installed file symformupdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 78% of users of Symform come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symform.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\symform\node service
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A092D82F-AB14-41B9-9D28-75A3B3E23E1C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symform

Program executable:NodeConfigIcon.exe
Name:Symform
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{00EE9443-0097-4EBD-A81F-805C6E1AF269}\NodeConfigIcon.exe
MD5:63d2fd0aade84ba4660b9bf718c6f8bb
Additional files:
  • loguploader.exe - Symform
  • symform.control.client.dll - Symform Cloud Control Client
  • symform.core.dll - Symform Common
  • symform.core.synchronization.dll - Symform Synchronization Engine
  • symform.node.application.dll
  • symform.node.configuration.dll
  • symform.node.dataseed.dll
  • symform.node.dll - Symform Storage Client
  • symform.node.initialsetup.dll
  • symform.node.localization.dll
  • symform.node.setup.dll
  • symform.node.windows.dll
  • symformcli.exe - Symform CLI
  • symformconfig.exe
  • symformcontrib.exe - Symform Storage Service
  • symforminit.exe
  • symformseed.exe
  • symformsetup.exe
  • symformstatus.exe - Symform Status
  • symformsync.exe - Symform Synchronization Service
  • symformupdater.exe - Symform Software Updater
  • alphavss.common.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS.Common
  • alphavss.win2003.x64.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS (Alphaleonis Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service .NET Library)
  • alphavss.win2008.x64.dll
  • alphavss.winxp.x64.dll
  • mono.nat.dll - Mono.Nat
  • alphafs.dll - AlphaFS
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation. Modified by Symform) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • symformutp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • loguploader.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SymformLogUploader' (Next runs on 14/12/2014 at 2.55).
3 Services
  • symformupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Symform Software Updater Service' (symformupdater) "Automatically updates software from Symform, Inc.".
  • symformcontrib.exe runs as a service named 'Symform Contribution Service' (symformcontrib) "Contributes local resources to the Symform Storage Cloud.".
  • symformsync.exe runs as a service named 'Symform Synchronization Service' (symformsync) "Synchronizes local files with the Symform Storage Cloud.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • symformstatus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Symform Status' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Symform\Node Service\symformstatus.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • symformconfig.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symform\Node Service\symformconfig.exe'.
  • symformcontrib.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symform\Node Service\symformcontrib.exe'.

How do I remove Symform?

Quickly and completely remove Symform from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Symform 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 Symform, 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 Symform.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.65%
Windows 8 45.05%
Windows Vista 4.50%
Windows XP 1.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.49%
Windows 8 16.97%
Windows 8.1 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.17%
Windows 7 Professional 6.88%
Windows 10 Pro 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.25%
  Canada 2.92%
  United Kingdom 2.60%
  Italy 2.27%
  France 1.30%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Spain 1.30%
  Australia 0.65%
  New Zealand 0.65%
  Greece 0.65%
  Israel 0.65%
  Iran 0.65%
  Estonia 0.65%
  United Arab Emirates 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 30.13%
Hewlett-Packard 23.72%
Dell 22.44%
Acer 7.05%
ASUS 5.13%
GIGABYTE 4.49%
Lenovo 3.85%
Alienware 1.28%
Samsung 1.28%
Gateway 0.64%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P845t 24.49%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 2.04%
Compaq-Presario NY540AA-A... 2.04%
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.04%
Gigabyte 965P-S3 1.36%

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