What is timesync.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 timesync.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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Timesync.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with timesync
Timesync.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GCafe+ Server (version or Time Synchronizer Service Module belongs to software ArGoSoft Time Synchronizer or GCafe+ Server (version by Microsoft ( or ArGo Software Design (

Description: Timesync.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The timesync.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,664 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 286,419 bytes, 1,050,112 bytes, 77,824 bytes or 1,722,880 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Timesync.exe is not a Windows core file. Timesync.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs, connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SchnapperPro or ZoneTick World Time Zone occur, you can also visit the website or uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If timesync.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 454,656 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. Timesync.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

Synchronisiert Zeit der Windows Uhr
  Pretty Fly  
Time synchronisation program/service
  janek950   (further information)

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

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Best practices for resolving timesync issues

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