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What is wlsync.exe?

Part of Windows Live Mesh by Microsoft

Description of wlsync.exe from Microsoft
With Windows Live Mesh and the Devices website, you can keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other files on all of your computers, whether PC or Mac. Sync your folders to the 5 GB of free storage space you get with SkyDrive, and work your files on the web from any computer. Run programs and browse all the files on your PC from anywhere by connecting remotely. And keep your favorites in Internet Explorer and your Microsoft Office settings up to date on all of your PCs by syncing your program settings. Here's how to do all of this in Windows Live Mesh.
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How does wlsync.exe run?

Process - wlsync.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wlsync.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does wlsync.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - wlsync.exe is registered with the run identifier 'WLSync' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\WLSync.exe" /background' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wlsync.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wlsync.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Live Mesh?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wlsync.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00178% CPU17758.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
21.94 MB RAM101.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
55 GDI objects36.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\mesh\wlsync.exe

What else is related?

Windows Live Mesh Stability

wlsync.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Dej de responder y se cerr (AppHangB1)
Details: Este programa dej� de interactuar con Windows por un problema.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wlsync.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live Mesh
Description: Windows Live Mesh
Version: 15.4.3555.0308
Size: 1.38 MB
Original file name: WLSync.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 2/22/2011
Expiration date: 5/22/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0025738216%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007980052%
User CPU: 0.00177581644569%
Privileged CPU time: 47502951.9 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,375,751,886
CPU cycle count /min: 5,571,804
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 152.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 156.52 MB
Paged memory: 21.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.05 MB
Paged system memory: 247.17 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.9 KB
Working set memory: 8.83 MB
Peak working set memory: 29.65 MB
Min working set memory: 4.85 MB
Private memory: 21.94 MB
Page faults: 35,015
Page faults /min: 11
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,128
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.96 MB
Read transfer /min: 16 Bytes
Total write operations: 887
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.38 MB
Write transfer /min: 690 Bytes
Total other operations: 26,456
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 1.57 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1019 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 55
Peak GDI objects: 60
USER objects: 52
Peak USER objects: 56
Handle count average: 608
Thread count average: 26
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\WLSync.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\WLSync.exe" /background

Startup files (user) run details

Name: WLSync
Command: "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\WLSync.exe" /background

Image hashes

MD5: 5df19a45f9bcb2f3c7c14bca2e931a39
SHA-1: 39a75a92feb1c0bc515184b72eaefee333c43535
SHA-256: 400c5da2a67c36441c642062f150d03ef9cdf50f3014c0916b50cdd0fda1e54b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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