What is OcsCertSynchronizer.exe?

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 OcsCertSynchronizer.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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OcsCertSynchronizer.exe file information

The process known as Certificate Synchronizer or OT Certificate Synchronizer Application belongs to software AuthentIC Web Pack or OTSynchronizer Application by Oberthur Card Systems or Oberthur Technologies.

Description: OcsCertSynchronizer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file OcsCertSynchronizer.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The OcsCertSynchronizer.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). OcsCertSynchronizer.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If OcsCertSynchronizer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 90,112 bytes. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with OcsCertSynchronizer.exe, you might want to do the following:
  • look for help on the website
  • uninstall the software AuthentIC Webpack using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Important: Some malware disguises itself as OcsCertSynchronizer.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the OcsCertSynchronizer.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

Certificate Synchronizer belonging to AuthentIC Web Pack from Oberthur Card Systems Non-system processes like ocscertsynchronizer.exe originate from software you installed on your system.

Summary: Average user rating of OcsCertSynchronizer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving OcsCertSynchronizer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OcsCertSynchronizer. 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 OcsCertSynchronizer.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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