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Should I remove Google Calendar Sync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,119
United States Rank #2,625
Reach 0.1859%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.51 days
840.96 days >
Average installed length: 441.86 days

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Google Calendar Sync

What is Google Calendar Sync?  (from Google Inc)

Google Sync uses Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® to let your users synchronize their Google Apps mail, contacts, and calendars to their mobile devices. They can also set up alerts (sound or vibration) for incoming messages and upcoming meetings. Google Sync was designed to allow access to Gmail, Google Calendar, and Co...  Read more


Google Calendar Sync is a software program developed by Google Inc. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. The programs's main executable is GoogleCalendarSync.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.9 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.58 MB (2,702,358 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of Google Calendar Sync come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\google calendar sync
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Calendar Sync

Program executable:GoogleCalendarSync.exe
Name:Google Calendar Sync
Path:C:\Program Files\google\google calendar sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • GoogleCalendarSync.dll - Google Calendar Sync
  • GoogleCalendarSync.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GoogleCalendarSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F3870F18-AE6D-4642-9FB2-7D91EF90C869}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GoogleCalendarSync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Google Calendar Sync.
Startup File (User Run)
  • GoogleCalendarSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Google Calendar Sync' and executes as C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GoogleCalendarSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002845618%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017466%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010990%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:281,283
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:48 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:79 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google Calendar Sync?

You can uninstall Google Calendar 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 Google Calendar 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 Google Calendar Sync.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.70%
Windows 10 15.71%
Windows XP 7.47%
Windows Vista 6.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.45%
Windows 7 Professional 21.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.84%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.65%
  Germany 8.89%
  United Kingdom 4.14%
  France 3.91%
  Israel 3.25%
  Netherlands 2.77%
  Belgium 2.45%
  Canada 2.30%
  Australia 1.39%
  Italy 1.33%
  Japan 1.08%
  Spain 1.06%
  Taiwan 0.97%
  Austria 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.27%
Hewlett-Packard 24.92%
Acer 9.21%
ASUS 7.43%
Toshiba 7.29%
Intel 3.83%
Samsung 2.62%
Lenovo 2.29%
American Megatrends 1.17%
Medion 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.11%
Dell XPS 8300 2.20%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.68%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com

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