What is gs-server.exe?

The genuine gs-server.exe file is a software component of GoodSync by Siber Systems.
Gs-Server.exe is an executable file associated with GoodSync, a program that takes back ups and synchronizes files across multiple devices. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. GoodSync features File Masks and Filters, letting the user define exactly what files to synchronize, Conflict Detection that detects when a file has been modified on multiple sources and notifies the user, Tree Views of synchronizations, a scheduler, and much more. GoodSync was first released in 2006. Siber Systems is an American company, based in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Siber Systems develops utility, backup and synchronization software for desktops, servers, and Android phones. Their first consumer product, RoboForm, a password protection program, was released in 1999 and currently has millions of users worldwide. Siber Systems was founded in 1998.

gs-server stands for GoodSync Server

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the gs-server.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Gs-server.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gs-server
Gs-server.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GoodSync Server belongs to software GoodSync or GoodSync-Enterprise or Ad Muncher by Siber Systems (

Description: Gs-server.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Gs-server.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,387,080 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 8,629,768 bytes and 49 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Gs-server.exe is not a Windows core file. Gs-server.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. File is hidden. Gs-server.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with gs-server.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > GoodSync or GoodSync-Enterprise), consult Goodsync’s Customer Service or find out if there is a newer version available.

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If gs-server.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 8,259,592 bytes. File is hidden. The program has no visible window. Gs-server.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. Gs-server.exe is not a Windows system file. Gs-server.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with gs-server.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Ad Muncher).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gs-server.exe. Therefore, you should check the gs-server.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I use Good Sync for more than a year without any security problem and with great results for having my LAN backed up according to my configuration.
  Artur Penedo (artur  

Summary: Average user rating of gs-server.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks gs-server.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving gs-server issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gs-server. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the gs-server.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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