How to remove the syncagent virus

Most antivirus programs identify syncagent.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.GhostKeyLogger.a or not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.KeyLogger.acd, and TrendMicro identifies it as Spyware_KEYL_Sureshot.

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Syncagent.exe file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which syncagent.exe is associated.

Description: Syncagent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Syncagent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 626,688 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 577,536 bytes or 569,344 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Syncagent.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Syncagent.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the syncagent.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

It's a program called Ghost Keylogger. Not inherently dangerous....I run it on purpose. It's a simple keylogger that has the ability to send the logfile invisibly to someone's email, or just store it on the local machine.
  Mike   (further information)
I run it on purpose, to check what others do on my machine while I am away
could be used maliciously, chances are that if you didn't put it there, you don't want it there.
is a keylogger
Very dangeroes program (unless you have it on purpose), logs passwords etc.
  Brad   (further information)
if its on your machine get a palm pilot
I run it myself to find out passwords of people that access my computer

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Summary: Average user rating of syncagent.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think syncagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think syncagent.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving syncagent issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active syncagent process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the syncagent.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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