What is synergyd.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 synergyd.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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Synergyd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with synergyd
Synergyd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Synergy belongs to software Synergy (version (32-bit)) by Bolton Software or The Synergy Project or Synergy Si.

Description: Synergyd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file synergyd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 318,536 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 291,840 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Synergyd.exe is able to monitor applications, hide itself and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with synergyd.exe, you could also uninstall Synergy or Synergy (32-bit) software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or visit the support page.

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

Mouse and Keyboard sharing software
  Christopher McAdams   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of synergyd.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think synergyd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving synergyd issues

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