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Should I remove Synology Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,609
United States Rank #4,772
Reach 0.2358%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.21 days
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Average installed length: 189.22 days

Synology Assistant

What is Synology Assistant?  (from Synology)

Synology Assistant is a desktop utility that searches for Synology DiskStations in the local area network. It helps you set up and install DSM on your DiskStation, connect to network or multi-functional printers shared by your DiskStation, setup Wake on LAN (WOL), or view monitored resources of your DiskStation.


Synology Assistant is a program developed by Synology. 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 dsassistant.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 126.39 MB (132,529,799 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 23% of users of Synology Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synology.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synology\assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Synology\Assistant\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 126.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Synology Assistant

Program executable:dsassistant.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\synology\assistant\dsassistant.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DSAssistant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2C1B910-D78D-4FBF-91AD-06D89F694251}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DSAssistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synology\Assistant\DSAssistant.exe'.

How do I remove Synology Assistant?

You can uninstall Synology Assistant 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 Synology Assistant (remove only), 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 Synology Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.58%
Windows 10 45.78%
Windows XP 1.94%
Windows Vista 1.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.34%
Windows 7 Professional 17.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.72%
Windows 10 Pro 11.55%
Windows 10 Home 10.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.22%
  Germany 15.71%
  France 14.23%
  Netherlands 10.85%
  United Kingdom 6.16%
  Belgium 3.97%
  Switzerland 2.92%
  Italy 2.33%
  Sweden 2.15%
  DK 2.13%
  Canada 1.60%
  Australia 1.58%
  Austria 1.56%
  Taiwan 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.73%
Hewlett-Packard 17.70%
ASUS 16.46%
Acer 14.13%
Lenovo 3.89%
Samsung 3.89%
Medion 3.75%
Intel 1.83%
MSI 1.65%
Toshiba 0.82%
Alienware 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.24%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.20%
Dell XPS 8300 1.85%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.85%


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