What is PcSync2.exe?

The genuine PcSync2.exe file is a software component of Nokia PC Suite by Nokia.
PcSync2.exe is the executable file that runs the Nokia PC Suite, a program that synchronizes data such as contacts, photos, music and notes between Nokia phones and a computer. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Nokia's history started off in 1865 when Fredrik Idestam built a ground wood pulp mill in Tampere, located in southwestern Finland. It was Idestam's close friend, Leo Michelin, who named his firm, Nokia Ab in 1871. The company's name comes from the Nokianvirta river. In 1967, the Nokia Corporation was born by the merger of Nokia AB, Finnish Rubber Works, and Finnish Cable Works Ltd. Today, the Nokia Corporation handles five businesses - power generation, forestry, rubber, cable, and electronics.

PCSync2 stands for PC Sync (version 2)

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 PcSync2.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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PcSync2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PcSync2
PcSync2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PC Sync or Nokia PC Suite belongs to software Nokia PC Suite or Samsung PC Studio (version 7) by Time Information Services or Nokia (

Description: PcSync2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PcSync2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,249,280 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 1,294,336 bytes and 9 more variants. 
PcSync2.exe is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, Run). The program has a visible window. PcSync2.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with PcSync2.exe, you can do the following:
  • use the software publisher’s support site [1][2]
  • make sure that you have installed the latest version [1][2]
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Nokia PC Suite or Samsung PC Studio 7 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify PcSync2.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PcSync2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PcSync2.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

Nokia Phone Connection software
  MCM   (further information)
Part of Nokia Cellphone configuration service. Synchronizes Data between Telephone and MS-Outlook , Lotus Notes etc.
Nokia PC Suite
  R Duurkoop  
Nokia cell phone software
  ZoUser   (further information)
My version is in the right directory (Nokia PC Suite) but it takes up 20Mb of memory running in the background
  Andrew Taylor  
pcsync2.exe is a process which belongs to the Nokia PC Suite
Nokia PC Suite
its a nokia cell phone sofware , it taka 14,276 K of memory
Les contacts
  A. goudoussy  
it has caused inavertent shutdown of my computer
  L tachang  

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Summary: Average user rating of PcSync2.exe: based on 17 votes with 10 user comments. 11 users think PcSync2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think PcSync2.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade PcSync2.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving PcSync2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PcSync2. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PcSync2.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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