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Should I remove Samsung SideSync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,992
United States Rank #8,839
Reach 0.0508%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.31 days
304.00 days >
Average installed length: 159.73 days


VersionDistribution 2.80% 14.59% 14.69% 11.89% 29.47% 0.70% 5.39% 5.79% 9.99% 4.70%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Samsung Electronics

Samsung SideSync 3.0


Samsung SideSync 3.0 is a program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is sidesync3.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 51.71 MB (54,226,627 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 38% of users of Samsung SideSync come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\samsung\sidesync3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Samsung\SideSync3\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 51.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung SideSync 3.0

Program executable:sidesync3.exe
Samsung SideSync 3.0
Path:C:\Program Files\samsung\sidesync3\sidesync3.exe
Additional files:
  • chord_native.dll - Chord
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C x86)
  • SideSyncContextMenu.dll
  • uninst.exe - Samsung SideSync (Samsung SideSync 3.0)
  • cximageu.dll (by Pizzolato Davide - www.xdp.it) - cximage
  • ss_conn_lib.dll (by DEVGURU Co., LTD) - MSS CS (MSS CS Connectivity Library)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • cairo.dll
  • CmdFirewall.exe
  • ErrorReport.exe
  • freetype6.dll
  • LauncherAsUser.exe
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll
  • NativeSideSyncFramework.dll
  • SCommon.dll
  • SideSyncUpdateClient.exe
  • SideSyncUSBChecker.dll
  • SLocales.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SideSync3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A81209CF-463B-454F-A3C4-343A98A2BC53}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SideSync3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SideSync' and executes as C:\Program Files\Samsung\SideSync3\SideSync3.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SideSync3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\SideSync3\SideSync3.exe'.

How do I remove Samsung SideSync?

You can uninstall Samsung SideSync 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 Samsung SideSync 3.0, 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 Samsung SideSync.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.49%
Windows 7 29.81%
Windows Vista 1.20%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 19.34%
Windows 10 Home 14.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 9.22%
Windows 7 Professional 7.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.18%
  Germany 11.56%
  Brazil 8.65%
  Italy 3.68%
  France 3.25%
  United Kingdom 3.25%
  Korea 2.91%
  Canada 2.74%
  Netherlands 1.63%
  Spain 1.63%
  Australia 1.54%
  Austria 1.11%
  Turkey 1.11%
  India 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 40.70%
Hewlett-Packard 12.73%
Dell 11.89%
ASUS 9.79%
Acer 9.65%
Lenovo 4.48%
Toshiba 3.92%
Medion 2.24%
MSI 0.70%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
Samsung 370E4K 18.43%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 3.69%
ASUS All Series 3.23%
Samsung 700A7K 2.76%
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 2.53%
Samsung DP700A3D/DM700A3D... 2.30%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com


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