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Should I remove Box Sync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,557
United States Rank #10,682
Reach 0.0334%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.83 days
349.02 days >
Average installed length: 183.38 days


VersionDistribution 43.85% 31.87% 19.88% 2.73% 0.76% 0.15% 0.76%

Other programs by Box, Inc

Box Sync

What is Box Sync?  (from Box, Inc)

Box Sync goes far beyond simple storage. We've said 'sayonara' to old versions, colliding edits, email attachments and out-of-sync updates. Box Sync lets you access the content you work with most! It couldn't be faster or easier. Box Sync makes it easy to access Box content from your desktop, even if you're offline. Sy...  Read more


Box Sync is a program developed by Box, Inc. 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. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is favicon.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 14.64 MB (15,351,808 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 42% of users of Box Sync come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.box.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{F0AC2E59-2AD8-4D4C-8677-4EFE8F8AFC37}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F0AC2E59-2AD8-4D4C-8677-4EFE8F8AFC37}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Box Sync

Program executable:favicon.exe
Additional files:
  • boxcontextmenuhandler.dll (by Box) - ContextMenuHandler (BoxContextMenuHandler)
  • boxcopyhookhandler.dll (by Box) - CopyHookHandler (BoxCopyHookHandler)
  • boxiconoverlayhandler.dll - BoxDesktopOverlayIcon (BoxIconOverlayHandler)
  • boxsync.exe - Box Sync
  • boxsynchelper.exe - BoxSync (Box Sync Helper Process)
  • boxutils.dll - BoxUtils
  • customaction.dll (by Org) - CustomAction
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (ICSharpCode.SharpZipLibrary)
  • newtonsoft.json.net20.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Newtonsoft Json.NET (Newtonsoft Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • python.exe - Python for .NET (Python Console)
  • python.runtime.dll - Python.Runtime for Python 2.7
  • pythoncom27.dll - PyWin32
  • pythoncomloader27.dll
  • pywintypes27.dll
  • zetalongpaths.dll (by zeta software GmbH) - Zeta Long Paths

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • boxcontextmenuhandler.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BoxDesktop' with a class of {2BF1BC5C-AADF-4AB4-BA2E-1BC880371AE8}.
Scheduled Task
  • boxsync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Box'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • boxsynchelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BoxSyncHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Box Sync\BoxSyncHelper.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • boxsync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Box Sync\BoxSync.exe'.

How do I remove Box Sync?

You can uninstall Box 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 Box 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 Box Sync.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.18%
Windows XP 17.91%
Windows Vista 13.35%
Windows 10 9.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.96%
Windows 7 Professional 16.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.74%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.41%
  Taiwan 4.58%
  United Kingdom 4.58%
  Germany 3.80%
  Japan 3.40%
  Spain 2.88%
  France 2.36%
  Italy 2.23%
  Australia 2.09%
  Brazil 1.96%
  Canada 1.83%
  Mexico 1.31%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  India 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.83%
Hewlett-Packard 23.41%
Acer 12.68%
Toshiba 5.61%
Intel 3.41%
American Megatrends 2.93%
Lenovo 2.93%
Samsung 2.44%
Sahara 1.46%
Medion 1.22%
ASUS 0.73%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.61%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%
Dell XPS M1530 1.74%


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