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What is sync.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 sync.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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Sync.exe file information

The process known as SLOW-PCfighter synchronization tool belongs to software 4shared Sync or Sync Windows client or SLOW-PCfighter by New IT Solutions (www.4shared.com) or SPAMfighter ApS (www.spamfighter.com) or SIX Networks GmbH.

Description: Sync.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The sync.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,186,104 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 442,408 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sync.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. Sync.exe is digitally signed. Sync.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with sync.exe come up, you can also ask Customer Support to assist you, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the software SLOW-PCfighter or 4shared Sync using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If sync.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 625,648 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with sync.exe come up, you can also ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall the software Sync Windows client using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

External information from Paul Collins:

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

google says its spyware ..
  hasan  
i have oz-590a and i think it will be useful for me
  hexogenn  
This is part of a Sharp (brand name) pocket organizer. This allows you to synchonize your Outlook items to the organizer. It is not dangerous.
  Rochelle  
SPYWARE! detected by avast 4.8 pro
  gee  

Summary: Average user rating of sync.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks sync.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks sync.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving sync issues

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