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Should I remove Synergy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,839
United States Rank #4,842
Reach 0.0806%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.14 days
682.72 days >
Average installed length: 358.72 days


1.4.17 0.06%
1.4.16 6.80%
1.4.15 19.07%
1.4.14 0.69%
1.4.13 0.06%
1.4.12 20.45%
1.4.11 2.89%
1.4.10 24.98%
1.4.9 0.88%
1.4.8 2.33%
1.4.7 2.83%
1.4.6 0.19%
1.4.5 1.70%
1.4.4 0.63%
1.4.3 0.82%
1.4.2 3.08%
1.3.8 8.24%
1.3.7 2.77%
1.3.6 1.51%


What is Synergy?

Synergy is a software application for sharing a keyboard and mouse between multiple computers. It is used in situations where several PCs are used together, with a monitor connected to each, but are to be controlled by one user. The user needs only one keyboard and mouse on the desk — similar to a KVM switch without the video. Once the program is installed, users can move the mouse "off" the side of their desktop on one computer, and the mouse-pointer will appear on the desktop of another computer. Key presses will be delivered to whichever computer the mouse-pointer is located in. This makes it possible to control several machines as easily as if they were a single multi-monitor computer. The clipboard and even screensavers can be synchronized. TCP/IP communications (default port 24800) are used to send mouse/keyboard and clipboard events between computers. Communications are not encrypted, and key presses, mouse movements, and clipboard contents sent to Synergy clients can be easily sniffed on network traffic.

About  (from The Synergy Project)

Synergy lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk, and it's Free and Open Source. Just move your mouse off the edge of one computer's screen on to another. You can even share all of your clipboards. All you need is a network connection.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: synergy-foss.org/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synergy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Synergy\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Synergy

Program executable:synergys.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\synergy\synergys.exe
Additional files:
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • qsynergy.exe
  • synergy.exe
  • synergyc.exe
  • synergyd.exe
  • synrgyhk.dll
  • syntool.exe
  • synwinhk.dll
  • synwinxt.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • synergy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E47C0170-4F3C-4FFF-8691-AE4B949C007C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • synergy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synergy.
3 Services
  • synergys.exe runs as a service named 'Synergy Server' (Synergy Server) "Shares this system's mouse and keyboard with others.".
  • synergyc.exe runs as a service named 'Synergy Client' (Synergy Client) "Uses a shared mouse and keyboard.".
  • synergyd.exe runs as a service named 'Synergy' (Synergy) "Controls the Synergy foreground processes.".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • synergyc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synergy Client' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergyc.exe" --no-daemon --debug WARNING --name
  • synergys.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synergy Server' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergys.exe" --no-daemon --debug WARNING --name SOLARIS --address :24800.
  • synergy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'synergy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergy.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • synergy.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Synergy' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergy.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • synergys.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergys.exe'.
  • synergyc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergyc.exe'.

How do I remove Synergy?

You can uninstall Synergy 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 Synergy, 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 Synergy.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.20%
Windows 10 21.94%
Windows XP 5.09%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.07%
Windows 7 Professional 22.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.99%
Windows 8 Pro 4.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.84%
  France 7.51%
  United Kingdom 4.27%
  Canada 4.01%
  Germany 3.50%
  Australia 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Japan 1.39%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Italy 0.93%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Taiwan 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.25%
Hewlett-Packard 23.58%
ASUS 12.14%
Acer 10.29%
Lenovo 3.58%
Toshiba 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
Samsung 1.73%
Alienware 1.39%
MSI 0.92%
Apple 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.87%
ASUS All Series 2.29%
Dell XPS 8300 2.29%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.01%
MSI MS-7681 1.72%


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