PC Doctor September 26, 2014

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Dear PC Doctor:
This thing called “SyncUp” keeps popping up on my Dell computer.  I don’t know what it is or what it’s doing.  I didn’t click on it.  Should I be worried?  Should I try to remove it from my computer?
Thanks, Lee
Dear Lee:
SyncUp is made by Nero and its job is to ‘sync’ your devices: computer, MP3 player, phone, tablet, etc., so that you will always have the files and content you want on each of your devices on your network.  Once it’s launched, it runs in the background and becomes part of your Windows Task Scheduler.  That’s why it pops up periodically.  When you have new content, it looks to update your networked devices.  It’s free and it includes a volume of cloud storage.  So, it’s not a virus and it isn’t hurting you.  You just have to decide if it’s useful to you.
Should you decide you don’t want SyncUp, you can uninstall it.  Go to your control panel, then “Programs and Features.” Find SyncUp in the list of programs and choose “Uninstall.” If you uninstall it and later decide you want it, it is downloadable from the manufacturer’s web site.
Until next time … Happy Computing!
      PC Doctor