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Should I remove Synology Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,746
United States Rank #5,871
Reach 0.2574%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.62 days
313.44 days >
Average installed length: 164.69 days

Synology Assistant

What is Synology Assistant?  (from Synology)

Synology Assistant is a desktop utility that searches for Synology DiskStations in the local area network. It helps you set up and install DSM on your DiskStation, connect to network or multi-functional printers shared by your DiskStation, setup Wake on LAN (WOL), or view monitored resources of your DiskStation.


Synology Assistant is a program developed by Synology. 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 main program executable is dsassistant.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 126.39 MB (132,529,799 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 17% of users of Synology Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synology.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synology\assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Synology\Assistant\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 126.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Synology Assistant

Program executable:dsassistant.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\synology\assistant\dsassistant.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DSAssistant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2C1B910-D78D-4FBF-91AD-06D89F694251}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DSAssistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synology\Assistant\DSAssistant.exe'.

How do I remove Synology Assistant?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.85%
Windows 8 36.72%
Windows XP 2.38%
Windows Vista 1.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.20%
Windows 7 Professional 19.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.62%
Windows 8.1 8.98%
Windows 10 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.15%
  France 16.61%
  Germany 15.75%
  Netherlands 10.83%
  United Kingdom 6.40%
  Belgium 4.67%
  Switzerland 2.84%
  Sweden 2.67%
  DK 2.59%
  Canada 1.94%
  Austria 1.89%
  Italy 1.78%
  Australia 1.76%
  Taiwan 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.68%
Hewlett-Packard 17.51%
ASUS 16.35%
Acer 13.79%
Samsung 4.01%
Medion 3.61%
Lenovo 3.37%
Intel 2.33%
MSI 1.40%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Alienware 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.48%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.33%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.04%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.75%


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