Sure you may be wondering what process mobsyc.exe is running in Task Manager or why there is a green and yellow icon in the notification area. Here we’ll look at what it is, and how to disable it if you’re not using the feature.
Note: This process disables the Offline Files feature which is not available in Home editions of Vista or Windows 7
What is it?
mbsync.dll is a process that belongs to the Microsoft Sync Center and the Offline Files feature. It is associated with a device such as a Windows Mobile phone with ActiveSync, SQL Server installed, or if you have Internet Explorer (a feature in IE 6 not available in IE7 and later) set up to synchronize pages for viewing. offline. This process is not a threat and should not be deleted if you are using this feature. If you go to the Control Panel, you can launch the Sync Center and manage its settings.
If it is enabled to use Offline Files, it will show up in the taskbar in Vista and Windows 7.
How to turn it off?
So you’re not sure how heck it’s turned on, and want it off. You can go into Task Manager every time and end the process, but that’s extremely annoying.
Disable mbsync.dll in Windows 7
Click the Start Menu and type offline files in the search box and press Enter.
In the Offline Files window, click Turn off offline files, and then click Ok.
You need to restart your computer for the new settings to take effect. After rebooting, the Sync Center icon will disappear and not run in Task Manger.
Disable in Vista
Open Control Panel and select Network and Internet.
Next click on Offline Files.
In the Offline Files window, click the Turn off offline files button and click Ok.
A reboot is required and after that it will be disabled and you won’t see it in the taskbar or run in the Task Manager.
If you have a home version of Vista or Windows 7, you’ll see mbsync.dll running in task manager, but closing Sync Center stops the process. If you are using Sync Center and ActiveSync to manage your mobile devices and no longer need them, you can uninstall the ActiveSync software and also stop mbsync.dll.