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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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United States Rank #13,982
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VersionDistribution 98.88% 1.12%

Karen's Time Sync

What is Karen's Time Sync?  (from Karen Kenworthy)

Stay on time! Now you can synchronize your computer's clock to one of the many ultra-precise time servers available on the Internet. You can schedule periodic automatic updates, or adjust your clock on demand any time you choose.


Karen's Time Sync is a software program developed by Karen Kenworthy. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named ptsync.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 868.78 KB (889,632 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 77% of users of Karen's Time Sync come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.karenware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\karen's power tools\time sync
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Time Sync\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 868.78 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Karen's Time Sync

Program executable:ptsync.exe
Name:Karen's Power Tools
Karen's Time Sync
Path:C:\Program Files\karen's power tools\time sync\ptsync.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Karen's Power Tools (Karen's Time Sync Installer)
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • PTSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Karen's Time Sync' and executes as C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Time Sync\PTSync.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PTSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Time Sync\PTSync.exe'.

How do I remove Karen's Time Sync?

You can uninstall Karen's Time 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 Karen's Time 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 Karen's Time Sync.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 17.78%
Windows 10 14.44%
Windows Vista 7.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.40%
Windows 7 Professional 20.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.30%
Windows 8.1 3.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.10%
  Canada 4.58%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Germany 3.05%
  Australia 1.53%
  South Africa 0.76%
  New Zealand 0.76%
  Czech Republic 0.76%
  Hong Kong 0.38%
  MA 0.38%
  MU 0.38%
  Brazil 0.38%
  Thailand 0.38%
  France 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.99%
Hewlett-Packard 27.84%
Acer 8.25%
American Megatrends 6.19%
Toshiba 6.19%
Sahara 4.12%
Lenovo 1.03%
Sony 1.03%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.87%
ASUS All Series 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 1764 1.87%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 1.87%

About (from Karen Kenworthy)

Karen is the author of the popular Power Tools, free programs that make life with Windows a lot easier.
Publisher URL: www.karenware.com


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