What is OlpSynch.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 OlpSynch.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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OlpSynch.exe file information

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

The process known as OlpSynch.exe belongs to software Offline Course Player by Element K (

Description: OlpSynch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OlpSynch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 42,288 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 36,864 bytes, 42,544 bytes or 42,912 bytes. 
There is no file information. The OlpSynch.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Offline Course Player (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify OlpSynch.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as OlpSynch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the OlpSynch.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 is part of Microsofts Continueing Edu. course player
I have "Offline Course Player" application installed on my computer. It was installed to run Microsoft training courses offline. In fact it was installed automatically when I downloaded these courses from Microsoft's website. It seems OleSynch.exe belongs to this application.
I installed the Microsoft E-learning Software and it showed up in the program files\Offline Course Player folder
  Dennis Parks  
E-Learning Offline Course Player
  Norbert   (further information)
Cisco uses it in their offline courseplayer
  Sean   (further information)
belongs to Microsoft E-Learning Offline Course Player
  vgpeterson   (further information)
olpsynch.exe is the Offline Course Player related to Microsoft's e-Learning system. This application is used for customers of Microsoft E-Learning to allow them to view courses offline.
  unr8d   (further information)
As previously stated by other people the app is harmless and part of Microsofts offline course viewer
E-Learning course player synch to online database
Microsoft e-Learning offline courses
It is part of Microsoft E-Learning. It is harmless but takes system resources due to auto-loading at startup. You can disable it in the start.ini file.
  Sam Garcia  
olpsynch.exe is part of Microsoft elearning offline player
The OlpSynch.exe is used with the MSDN offline course player for Microsoft. The file is used with the courseware offline player with taking coursework with MS
  William Sheets  
I also have it for Microsoft E-learning.

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Summary: Average user rating of OlpSynch.exe: based on 16 votes with 14 user comments. 10 users think OlpSynch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks OlpSynch.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving OlpSynch issues

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