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Should I remove SyncToy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,057
United States Rank #24,694
Reach 0.0043%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4 78.33%
1.0.0075 5.00%
1.0.0074 3.33%
1.0.0064 10.00%
1.0.0049 1.67%
1.0.0.0 1.67%

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SyncToy

Overview

SyncToy is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 1.4, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,453,056 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 58% of users of SyncToy come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\sync
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B5688129-7595-4E5B-9990-CEF981A31264}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SyncToy

  • windowslivesync.exe - Windows Live Sync
  • windowslivesync.resource.dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • atl.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (ATL Module for Windows NT (Unicode))
  • feedsync2.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework
  • filesyncprovider2.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework File Sync Provider
  • metastore2.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework Metadata Store
  • microsoft.synchronization.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization
  • microsoft.synchronization.files.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization.Files
  • microsoft.synchronization.metadatastorage.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization.MetadataStorage
  • microsoft.synchronization.simpleproviders.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization.SimpleProviders
  • msfdb.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework Metadata Storage DB
  • msfdbqp.dll
  • msfdbse.dll
  • simpleproviders2.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Provider Framework
  • sqmmanagedwrapper.dll - SyncToy
  • synchronization2.dll
  • synctoy.exe
  • synctoycmd.exe - SyncToyCmd
  • synctoyengine.dll - SyncToyEngine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • windowslivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove SyncToy?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 43%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
 
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 XP 43.33%
Windows Vista 28.33%
Windows 7 23.33%
Windows 8 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 43.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.33%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.69%
  Canada 8.97%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Belgium 5.13%
  South Africa 2.56%
  Australia 2.56%
  Germany 2.56%
  Italy 2.56%
  Vietnam 1.28%
  Thailand 1.28%
  France 1.28%
  India 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.91%
Hewlett-Packard 21.28%
GIGABYTE 8.51%
American Megatrends 8.51%
Intel 6.38%
ASUS 4.26%
Gateway 4.26%
Lenovo 4.26%
MSI 2.13%
Medion 2.13%
Sahara 2.13%
Acer 2.13%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 5.88%
Dell Vostro 200 3.92%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 3.92%
GBT AWRDACPI 3.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.92%
Micro-Star MS-7360 1.96%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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