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Should I remove Trend Micro SafeSync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,127
United States Rank #8,214
Reach 0.0416%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.15 days
388.04 days >
Average installed length: 203.89 days


VersionDistribution 5.74% 3.30% 0.73% 10.87% 2.93% 3.42% 4.27% 3.54% 56.90% 1.34% 0.73% 2.44% 1.95% 0.98% 0.37% 0.24% 0.12% 0.12%

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Trend Micro SafeSync

What is Trend Micro SafeSync?  (from Trend Micro)

Trend Micro™ SafeSync™ works where you want it to, backing up and syncing files between your computers and mobile devices. You can stream music and video to your smartphone, share photos with friends on your tablet, or just play it safe and keep secure backups of your most important memories on all your devices. Online...  Read more


Trend Micro SafeSync is a program developed by Trend Micro. The most used version is, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 60.06 MB (62,979,222 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 50% of users of Trend Micro SafeSync come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com/us/home/products/storage-backup/safesync/index.html
Help link: www.safesync.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro SafeSync\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro SafeSync\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 60.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro SafeSync

  • libcef.dll - Trend Micro's Chromium Embedded Framework (Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library)
  • librsync.dll - Trend Micro SafeSync for Enterprise (HRFS Sync Library)
  • HrfsClient.exe - Trend Micro SafeSync (Online Storage Client)
  • hrfscore.exe - Online Storage Sync Service
  • HrfsShellExtension.dll - HRFS Shell Extension
  • HrfsShellExtension32.dll
  • InstallerWebUI.exe - HRFS Installer WebUI Client
  • RecycleFile.exe - HRFS Recycle File
  • SSOEMAgent.exe - HRFS SafeSync OEM Agent
  • ProtectedIECookiesFinder.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • HrfsShellExtension32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HrfsShellExtension' with a class of {FAC7AB1E-0E67-43FC-A7E7-1A4FF52DE01F}.
  • HrfsShellExtension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HrfsShellExtension' with a class of {FAC7AB1E-0E67-43FC-A7E7-1A4FF52DE01F}.
Scheduled Task
  • HrfsClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{299F11BF-9FE4-4E42-8DF1-D2CD913AEBE9}' (runs on registration).
  • hrfscore.exe runs as a service named 'OnlineStorageService' (OnlineStorageService).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • hrfscore.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PostRebootServiceRegistration' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro SafeSync\hrfscore.exe" /service.
Network connections
  • hrfscore.exe connects to (port 443).
  • hrfscore.exe connects to (port 443).
  • hrfscore.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012687998%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00109545%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017335%
0.015104% average
Memory:18.44 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00017706%

How do I remove Trend Micro SafeSync?

You can uninstall Trend Micro SafeSync 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 Trend Micro SafeSync, 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 Trend Micro SafeSync.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.29%
Windows 10 32.28%
Windows Vista 3.78%
Windows XP 3.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.50%
Windows 7 Professional 11.61%
Windows 8.1 9.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.87%
Windows 10 Home 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.15%
  Germany 9.42%
  Australia 6.79%
  France 4.66%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  Canada 2.23%
  Sweden 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Poland 1.11%
  DK 1.11%
  Italy 1.01%
  New Zealand 1.01%
  Taiwan 1.01%
  Belgium 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 18.55%
Dell 17.68%
Hewlett-Packard 17.10%
Acer 15.65%
ASUS 14.49%
Toshiba 4.64%
Lenovo 3.48%
Intel 1.74%
Samsung 1.16%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Medion 1.16%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 9.01%
MSI MS-7817 8.58%
MSI MS-7751 5.58%
MSI MS-7721 5.58%
MSI MS-7693 5.15%
MSI MS-7816 3.86%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a software security company that developes the Titanium Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other security products and services.
Publisher URL: www.trendmicro.com


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