What does the mobsync.exe file do?
The mobsync.exe process is also known as Microsoft Sync Center and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of mobsync.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Sync Center has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Sync Center has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mobsync.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mobsync.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mobsync.exe Microsoft Sync Center
mobsync.exe is a Windows system file. Mobsync.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 95,744 bytes (80% of all these files), 84,480 bytes, 85,504 bytes or, as the case may be, 101,376 bytes.
The mobsync file is part of the operating system. The mobsync file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 1% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
mobsync.exe is a system file used by Microsoft Windows, and appears in Windows Task Manager as a process named "Microsoft Sync Center." However, some viruses or Trojans use the same file name in order to remain undetected (e.g. HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic (recognized by Kaspersky), as well as GenericR-JPY!44C433B509C9 (recognized by McAfee)).
To be really safe, you should scan your computer with two different anti-virus engines. You can use a free Anti-Malware scanner for this purpose.
Objectionable files with the same file name have the following characteristics: A mobsync.exe file has a 78% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 949,248 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 886,272 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The mobsync file is not part of the Windows operating system.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mobsync.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about mobsync?
|Microsoft Synchronization Manager |
|Application that is associated with Internet Explorer and used to update the network copy of materials that are edited offline, such as documents, calendars, and email messages. |
Summary: 19 users judge mobsync.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted mobsync.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Microsoft Sync Center from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mobsync.exe (Microsoft Sync Center) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Microsoft Sync Center. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Sync Center or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mobsync.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.