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What is SyncService.exe?

The genuine SyncService.exe file is a software component of Allway Sync by Botkind.
Allway Sync is a file synchronization and backup utility. SyncService.exe runs the synchronization service that synchronizing files to local device drives, to different media, or to a remote server. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Allway Sync was first released in 2004. The program features support for multiple file systems such as NTFS, FAT, SAMBA, CDFS, NetWare, and UDF. It can synchronize multiple directories simultaneously, and remember previous states of directories in a database, thus synchronizing deletions. A scheduler tool allows automatic scheduled backups and synchronization. Botkind, Inc. is an American company that develops software and provides online services for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as home users, located worldwide. Botkind was founded in 2009 and is currently headquartered in Miami, Florida, USA.

SyncService stands for File Synchronization Service

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 SyncService.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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SyncService.exe file information

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

The process known as File Synchronization Application or DisplayKEY USB Cradle (version 0.7.2.1) belongs to software Allway Sync or SyncApp or www.suprasystems.com or Botkind Service or DisplayKEY USB Cradle by Botkind or Supra or GE Security Supra.

Description: SyncService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SyncService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 182,784 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 262,144 bytes, 182,272 bytes, 53,248 bytes or 1,754,536 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/syncservice.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove Allway Sync or SYNCING.NET (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If SyncService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 42,496 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The SyncService.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove www.suprasystems.com (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or contact www.suprasystems.com Customer Service.

If SyncService.exe is located in the "C:\Program Files" folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 42,496 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The SyncService.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove www.suprasystems.com (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or contact www.suprasystems.com Customer Service.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

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Summary: Average user rating of SyncService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks SyncService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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Best practices for resolving SyncService issues

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