What does the wmdSync.exe file do?
The wmdSync.exe process is also known as User session Windows Mobile device handler and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wmdSync.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- wmdSync.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- wmdSync.exe 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)
- wmdSync.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wmdSync.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wmdSync.exe wmdSync.exe
wmdSync.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wmdSync.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 215,552 bytes (91% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 225,792 bytes.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The wmdSync file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 16% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 wmdSync.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 wmdSync?
|wmdsync.exe is part of Windows Mobile Device Center in Vista. Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center enables you to set up new partnerships, synchronize content and manage music, pictures and video with Windows Mobile powered devices (Windows Mobile 2003 or later) (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges wmdSync.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove wmdSync.exe 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 wmdSync.exe (wmdSync.exe) 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 wmdSync.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for wmdSync.exe 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 wmdSync.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.