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Should I remove Synology Cloud Station Drive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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4.0.4062 6.67%
4.0.4055 86.67%

Synology Cloud Station Drive


Synology Cloud Station Drive is a program developed by Synology. The most used version is 4.0.4055, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is launcher.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 49.72 MB (52,132,753 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 22% of users of Synology Cloud Station Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synology\cloudstation\bin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Synology\CloudStation\bin\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 49.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Synology Cloud Station Drive

Program executable:launcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\synology\cloudstation\bin\launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Cloud Station Drive (Synology Cloud Station Drive Installer)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • icudt53.dll
  • icuin53.dll
  • icuuc53.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows
  • vss-service.exe
  • vss-service-x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • vss-service-x64.exe runs as a service named 'Cloud Station Drive VSS Service x64' (Cloud Station Drive VSS Service x64).

How do I remove Synology Cloud Station Drive?

Quickly and completely remove Synology Cloud Station Drive (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 Cloud Station Drive 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 Cloud Station Drive (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 Cloud Station Drive.

Win 8 73%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 73.33%
Windows 7 20.00%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 53.33%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.22%
  Switzerland 11.11%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  Sweden 11.11%
  Belgium 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%
  Czech Republic 5.56%
  DZ 5.56%
  France 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%
  Netherlands 5.56%
  Thailand 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Lenovo 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
MSI MS-7681 9.09%
LENOVO 309342U 9.09%
HP EliteBook 8440p 9.09%
Dell XPS 15 9530 9.09%


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