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Should I remove Samsung SideSync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,184
United States Rank #3,817
Reach 0.0964%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.25 days
213.95 days >
Average installed length: 112.42 days


VersionDistribution 6.11% 0.16% 5.11% 7.58% 2.00% 5.53% 11.90% 3.53% 7.11% 2.21% 10.58% 10.85% 1.11% 9.48% 6.06% 4.95% 0.37% 4.32% 1.05%

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Samsung SideSync


Samsung SideSync is a program developed by Samsung Electronics Co. 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 sidesync.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 55.18 MB (57,862,683 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 63% of users of Samsung SideSync come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\samsung\sidesync4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Samsung\SideSync4\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 55.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung SideSync

Program executable:sidesync.exe
SideSync 4.0
Path:C:\Program Files\samsung\sidesync4\sidesync.exe
Additional files:
  • SideSyncContextMenu.dll - SideSync
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C x86)
  • uninst.exe - $SideSync_Name ($SideSync_Name 4.0)
  • cximageu.dll (by Pizzolato Davide - www.xdp.it) - cximage
  • avcodec-56.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avdevice-56.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg device handling library
  • avfilter-5.dll - FFmpeg audio/video filtering library
  • avformat-56.dll - FFmpeg container format library
  • avutil-54.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • ss_conn_lib.dll (by DEVGURU Co., LTD) - MSS CS (MSS CS Connectivity Library)
  • swresample-1.dll - FFmpeg audio resampling library
  • swscale-3.dll - FFmpeg image rescaling library
  • chord_native.dll - Chord
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • basscd.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSCD
  • bassenc.dll - BASSenc
  • bassflac.dll - BASSFLAC
  • basswma.dll - BASSWMA
  • cairo.dll
  • CmdFirewall.exe - SideSync 4.0
  • CmdRegContextMenu.exe
  • cmdwifion.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
  • ThoughtWorks.QRCode.dll - ThoughtWorks.QRCode.NET Component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SideSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7C11A26D-2D9C-4CE9-ACD4-1B5EF9759F24}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SideSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SideSync' and executes as C:\Program Files\Samsung\SideSync4\SideSync.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SideSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\SideSync4\SideSync.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, 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.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.03%
Windows 7 21.54%
Windows XP 0.26%
Windows Vista 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 37.63%
Windows 10 Pro 23.27%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 8.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.54%
  Italy 4.77%
  Germany 4.18%
  France 3.19%
  United Kingdom 3.08%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Spain 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Canada 1.62%
  Singapore 1.14%
  Australia 0.91%
  Turkey 0.83%
  Sweden 0.67%
  South Africa 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.77%
Samsung 20.62%
Dell 16.16%
Acer 13.14%
ASUS 10.11%
Lenovo 6.85%
Toshiba 3.11%
MSI 1.59%
Intel 1.27%
Medion 0.64%
Alienware 0.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.37%
Samsung 270E5K/270E5Q/271... 2.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.58%
Samsung 300E5M/300E5L 2.58%
Samsung 370E4K 2.39%

About Samsung Electronics Co

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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