When you install Snagit, TechSmith Uploader Service will also be installed on your computer. This service registers itself to run on Windows Startup. Here is what the service does, is it necessary and how to disable and remove it.
What is Techsmith Upoader Service?
The service properties dialog in the Services console provides the following description of Techsmith Uploader Service:
“TechSmith Uploader Service acts as a proxy between recorder and controller/API”
This Uploader service from TechSmith will only be necessary when you use TechSmith Relay, if not, then you don’t need that.
Though you can visit the Microsoft Windows Services console and, stop & disable the service, why turn off the Uploader Service when you can uninstall it. Here is how you can get disable it.
How to Uninstall and remove TechSmith Uploader Service
1. Copy and paste below the path in the Run dialog or Explorer address bar and press enter
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\TechSmith Shared\Uploader
2. Select UninstallAndRemoveUploader.exe, right-click on it, and choose ‘Run as administrator. The service will be stopped and removed from your computer.
3. Now you can safely remove the Uploader folder in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\TechSmith Shared”
4. Restart your computer after that.
When you install Snagit, Techsmith Uploader Service will be installed by default. This service is required by Techsmith Relay, if you don’t have that application, you can easily stop, disable and remove that service.