How to remove an Hotsync error
The free file information forum can help you determine if Hotsync.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Hotsync.exe file information
The process known as HotSync® Manager Application belongs to software HotSync Manager, Palm Desktop or HotSync Manager or Palm Desktop by ACCESS or Palm by Palm (www.hpwebos.com) or PalmSource (www.hpwebos.com/).
Description: Hotsync.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 471,040 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 299,008 bytes or 1,392,640 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. Hotsync.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If any problems with palmOne or Palm Desktop occur, you can do the following:
- visit the Palmone support page
- find out if there is a newer version available
- remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel
Recommended: Identify Hotsync.exe related errors
If Hotsync.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 263,680 bytes. Hotsync.exe is not a Windows core file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "HotSync Manager" is not required to run at start up. Installed when connecting a Palm HotSync cradle up to a USB port. The Blue and Red Arrow Icon that enables Palm / Handspring Synchronizing. Available via Start -> Programs
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Hotsync.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Hotsync.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.
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