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Should I remove Synology Cloud Station Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,956
United States Rank #46,224
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VersionDistribution 3.23% 3.23% 6.45% 3.23% 9.68% 6.45% 6.45%
4.1.4224 6.45%
4.1.4222 3.23%
4.0.4207 3.23%
4.0.4204 25.81%
4.0.4203 19.35%
4.0.4164 3.23%

Synology Cloud Station Backup


Synology Cloud Station Backup is a program developed by Synology. The most used version is 4.0.4204, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 16 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of Synology Cloud Station Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.synology.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synology\cloudstationbackup\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C05F0776-4A9A-4B2A-84D8-7BC58F421788}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Synology Cloud Station Backup

  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • qt5core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qt5gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qt5network.dll
  • qt5widgets.dll
  • icudt53.dll
  • icuin53.dll
  • icuuc53.dll
  • launcher.exe
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows
  • vss-service-x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • vss-service-x64.exe runs as a service named 'Cloud Station Backup VSS Service x64' (Cloud Station Backup VSS Service x64).

How do I remove Synology Cloud Station Backup?

You can uninstall Synology Cloud Station Backup 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 Cloud Station Backup, 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 Cloud Station Backup.

Win 10 77%
Win 7 (SP1) 23%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 77.42%
Windows 7 22.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 41.94%
Windows 10 Home 32.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.90%
Windows 10 Enterprise 3.23%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.15%
  Germany 23.08%
  Belgium 5.13%
  France 5.13%
  Netherlands 5.13%
  Austria 2.56%
  Australia 2.56%
  Switzerland 2.56%
  DK 2.56%
  United Kingdom 2.56%
  Sweden 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.05%
Dell 15.79%
Intel 15.79%
Lenovo 15.79%
Hewlett-Packard 10.53%
Acer 10.53%
Medion 5.26%
Apple 5.26%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.70%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 4.35%
Acer Aspire V3-112P 4.35%
MSI MS-7845 4.35%
MSI MS-7816 4.35%
MSI MS-7758 4.35%


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