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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,300
United States Rank #27,800
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 103.34 days
428.55 days >
Average installed length: 225.17 days


5.16 100.00%

FreeFileSync 5.16

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 5.16 is a 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 main program executable is freefilesync.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 23.55 MB (24,692,636 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 39% of users of FreeFileSync come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.
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: 23.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeFileSync 5.16

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FreeFileSync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'File Sync' (runs daily at 4:00 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 5.16, 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) 63%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.13%
Windows 10 22.58%
Windows XP 10.48%
Windows Vista 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.05%
Windows 7 Professional 20.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.02%
Windows 8 7.38%
Windows 8 Pro 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.39%
  Germany 21.21%
  Italy 4.55%
  Taiwan 3.79%
  Brazil 2.27%
  France 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Canada 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Australia 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.68%
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Acer 22.97%
ASUS 6.76%
American Megatrends 6.76%
Sahara 4.05%
Intel 2.70%
Medion 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.95%
HP ProBook 4740s 3.96%
IBM 8113VN3 1.98%
Acer Aspire 5740 1.98%
Toshiba NB505 0.99%


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