84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Autodesk Sync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,602
United States Rank #3,081
Reach 0.4229%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.72 days
375.13 days >
Average installed length: 197.10 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 8.13% 91.84% 0.01%

Typically installed together

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Autodesk Sync

What is Autodesk Sync?  (from Autodesk)

Autodesk Sync is a desktop software component of the Autodesk 360 cloud platform. Some Autodesk desktop applications rely on this technology to move data between the local desktop environment and Autodesk 360. AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD 2013 Vertical Products use Autodesk Sync for Customization Sync, Online Documents, a...  Read more


Autodesk Sync is a program developed by Autodesk. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is adsync.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 24.1 MB (25,268,224 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 25% of users of Autodesk Sync come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\autodesk\autodesk sync
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EE5F74BC-5CD5-4EF2-86BA-81E6CF46A18F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Sync

Program executable:adsync.exe
Name:Autodesk Windows Components
Autodesk Sync
Signed by:Autodesk
Path:C:\Program Files\autodesk\autodesk sync\adsync.exe
Additional files:
  • adcoreunits-4_0.dll - Autodesk Windows Components (Autodesk Core Units DLL)
  • adcoreunitsui-4_0.dll - Autodesk Core Units UI DLL
  • adsyncservices.dll - Autodesk Sync Services DLL
  • aduicore.dll - Autodesk UI Core DLL
  • adwebservices.dll - Autodesk Web Services DLL
  • adwebservicesui.dll - Autodesk Web Services UI DLL
  • buzzsawfactories.dll - Autodesk Buzzsaw Factories DLL
  • buzzsawsyncsupport.dll - Autodesk Buzzsaw Sync Support DLL
  • configuration.dll - Autodesk Configuration DLL
  • configurationfactory.dll - Autodesk Configuration Factory DLL
  • corefactory.dll - Autodesk Core Factory DLL
  • database.dll - Autodesk Database DLL
  • databasefactory.dll - Autodesk Database Factory DLL
  • http.dll - Autodesk Http DLL
  • httpfactory.dll - Autodesk Http Factory DLL
  • interfaces.dll - Autodesk Interfaces DLL
  • synccore.dll - Autodesk Sync Core DLL
  • synchronizationservice.dll - Autodesk Synchronization Service DLL
  • threading.dll - Autodesk Threading DLL
  • threadingfactory.dll - Autodesk Threading Factory DLL
  • ui.dll - Autodesk UI DLL
  • adcoreunits-3_0.dll - Autodesk Core Components
  • adcoreunitsui-3_0.dll
  • adp_core-4_0.dll - Autodesk ADP Toolkit (ADP Toolkit)
  • qtgui_ad_4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adsync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 8.
Startup File (User Run)
  • adsync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Autodesk Sync' and executes as C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\AdSync.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adsync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Autodesk Sync' which loads as C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\AdSync.exe.

How do I remove Autodesk Sync?

You can uninstall Autodesk 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Autodesk Sync, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Autodesk Sync.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.24%
Windows 10 30.40%
Windows XP 2.72%
Windows Vista 1.61%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.13%
Windows 7 Professional 16.58%
Windows 8.1 5.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.27%
Windows 10 Home 3.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.97%
  Italy 7.31%
  Brazil 4.89%
  India 3.55%
  Iran 2.86%
  Mexico 2.75%
  Germany 2.56%
  France 2.35%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Spain 2.32%
  Canada 2.05%
  Turkey 1.79%
  Peru 1.78%
  Australia 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Dell 21.19%
ASUS 14.89%
Acer 14.42%
Toshiba 6.59%
Lenovo 5.47%
Samsung 5.05%
Intel 1.57%
MSI 0.75%
Apple 0.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.84%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.24%
ASUS All Series 2.47%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.11%

About Autodesk

Autodesk focuses on 3D design application for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Publisher URL: www.autodesk.com

comments2 comments

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expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Your Autodesk Account Sign In is linked globally to every Autodesk application. If you sign out in any application, say AutoCAD, for example, you will be automatically signed out from every other Autodesk application on the same computer.
expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
To uninstall the Autodesk Sync component, you must first uninstall all the Autodesk products that rely on the component and then uninstall Autodesk Sync. (Re-installing products will also re-install the component.) So if you want to still have the newer Autodesk products installed, but don't want to have them using the Autodesk Sync functionality, you will need prevent the Autodesk Applications from using this component in an alternative way.