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Should I remove Box Sync 64 bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,563
United States Rank #3,169
Reach 0.1552%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.35 days
587.30 days >
Average installed length: 308.58 days


3.4.580.0 0.03% 51.54% 24.72% 20.47% 2.52% 0.29% 0.10% 0.33%

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Box Sync 64 bit

What is Box Sync 64 bit?  (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 64 bit 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. 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 15.32 MB (16,068,608 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 57% of users of Box Sync 64 bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.box.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{C9756801-C8EF-44FC-BD97-F2AE6728A432}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E2C0A1A5-3020-4CA0-BACC-0E1D466237B8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Box Sync 64 bit

Program executable:favicon.exe
Additional files:
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • 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
  • 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
  • pythoncomloader27.dll
  • pywintypes27.dll
  • sqlite3.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}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • boxsync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Box' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Box Sync\BoxSync.exe".
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".
Network connections
  • boxsync.exe connects to (port 80).
  • boxsync.exe connects to (port 80).
  • boxsync.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:96.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002551757%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017560%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007958%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,476,670
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:45.89 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.89 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:39.76 MB
Total CPU:0.0000809989%
Kernel CPU:0.00006255%
User CPU:0.00001845%
CPU cycles/sec:170,299
I/O reads/min:78 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Box Sync 64 bit?

You can uninstall Box Sync 64 bit 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 (64 bit), 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 64 bit.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.91%
Windows 10 29.30%
Windows Vista 0.65%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.68%
Windows 7 Professional 15.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Windows 8 Pro 5.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.79%
Windows 8.1 4.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.19%
  Canada 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.60%
  Germany 2.99%
  Taiwan 2.69%
  France 2.33%
  Japan 2.06%
  Italy 1.98%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Spain 1.62%
  Australia 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Sweden 1.02%
  India 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.07%
Hewlett-Packard 24.96%
Acer 12.24%
ASUS 11.71%
Toshiba 5.03%
Lenovo 4.72%
Samsung 4.72%
Intel 1.06%
Alienware 0.85%
Sony 0.79%
MSI 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.38%
Dell XPS 8300 2.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.43%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.16%


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