Purpose of the Mobsync.exe Process
Mobsync.exe stands for Microsoft Synchronization Manager. This program is associated with Internet Explorer and its main function is to synchronize your offline web pages with their online version. The mobsync.exe process is a background process.
Mobsync.exe is a Windows file and by default is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Its most common file size is 95,232 bytes. The file is also found in the following sizes: 143,360, 95,744, and 144,384 bytes. By default, the mobsync logon process loads automatically at system startup.
Is it safe to terminate the mobsync logon process?
Yes, it is. Terminating this process will not affect your system adversely. However, please note that your offline web pages will no longer get synchronized if you choose to end this process. However, if you do not require the Microsoft Synchronization Manager you may terminate this process because it is notorious for excess CPU usage.
How to get rid of mobsync.exe process
Although mobsync.exe helps in synchronizing your offline web pages, it often uses a huge amount of system resources causing system slowdown and freeze up problems. You may perform the following steps to permanently remove the mobsync.exe process:
- Navigate to Start > Programs > Accessories and then select Synchronize.
- In the Items to Synchronize dialog box, click the Setup button.
- Next, in the Synchronization Settings dialog box, clear the synchronize options listed in the lower part.
- Click OK to save your changes.
- Now, open Internet Explorer.
- On the Tools menu, select Internet options and then open the Advanced tab.
- Here, clear the Enable offline items to be synchronized on a schedule checkbox.
- Click OK to save your changes and exit the dialog box.
- Next, open the Favorites menu on the Internet Explorer window and then select the Add to Favorites command.
- Clear the Make available offline checkbox.
- Finally, restart your PC.
Is mobsync.exe a virus?
No, mobsync.exe is a Microsoft signed file. However, many malware programs may deliberately infiltrate your system with similarly named files, such as mobsyc.exe, mebsync.exe and mobsync.exr. The reason malware programs choose to name their files similar to existing Windows processes is to escape detection. To know what processes are running on your PC, press Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination to open the Windows Task Manger window and then click on the Processes tab to view the names of all the current processes that are running on your system. In case you suspect dubious processes are running, immediately scan your PC using a reliable antivirus tool, such as Antivirus Plus and an antispyware tool, such as Spyware Cease to remove them.
A malware infection tends to corrupt the system registry by injecting it with corrupt and invalid entries. This may lead to various system errors, including exe errors. To prevent such a situation, schedule regular registry scans, using an efficient registry cleaning utility, such as RegServe. It is a simple, yet powerful tool that keeps your registry clean and healthy all the time.