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FreeFileSync 5.7

What is FreeFileSync?

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from ZenJu)

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool providing highly optimized performance and usability without a needlessly complex user interface. FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your...  Read more


FreeFileSync 5.7 is a software program developed by ZenJu. 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 primary executable is named freefilesync.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 23.57 MB (24,710,696 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 45% of users of FreeFileSync come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.
FreeFileSync has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freefilesync
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FreeFileSync\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 23.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeFileSync 5.7

Program executable:freefilesync.exe
Folder Comparison and Synchronization
Path:C:\Program Files\freefilesync\freefilesync.exe
Additional files:
  • Shadow_Server2003_x64.dll
  • Shadow_XP_x64.dll
  • Taskbar7_x64.dll
  • FileOperation_Win32.dll
  • FileOperation_x64.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • RealtimeSync.exe - RealtimeSync (Real-time Command Line Launcher)
  • Recycler_x64.dll
  • Shadow_Server2003_Win32.dll
  • Shadow_XP_Win32.dll
  • Taskbar7_Win32.dll
  • uninstall.exe - FreeFileSync (Folder Comparison and Synchronization)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FreeFileSync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'synctoy' (Next runs on 8/8/2013 at 10:00 AM).

How do I remove FreeFileSync?

You can uninstall FreeFileSync 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 FreeFileSync 5.7, 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 FreeFileSync.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.26%
Windows XP 13.16%
Windows 10 3.95%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.33%
Windows 7 Professional 18.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 7 Starter 2.67%
Windows 8 Pro 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.57%
  Germany 13.04%
  Canada 5.43%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Australia 3.26%
  India 3.26%
  Italy 3.26%
  Switzerland 2.17%
  Spain 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  BG 2.17%
  Vietnam 1.09%
  MQ 1.09%
  Taiwan 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Acer 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
ASUS 16.36%
Lenovo 5.45%
Intel 1.82%
Compaq 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.64%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 660 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 1720 1.82%


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