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Should I remove O&O SafeErase Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,023
United States Rank #18,414
Reach 0.0422%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.05 days
207.95 days >
Average installed length: 109.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.0.58 0.51%
10.0.44 0.17%
10.0.36 0.34%
8.10.218 0.17%
8.10.212 1.18%
8.10.160 1.35%
8.10.156 1.01%
8.0.140 2.03%
8.0.130 1.69%
8.0.98 5.74%
8.0.90 2.03%
8.0.70 2.87%
8.0.64 2.03%
8.0.62 2.53%
8.0.42 1.86%
7.0.287 0.68%
7.0.275 0.17%
7.0.255 0.17%
7.0.253 0.51%
7.0.239 1.69%
7.0.235 0.51%
7.0.231 0.84%
7.0.227 0.84%
7.0.225 0.84%
7.0.219 2.53%
7.0.211 2.36%
7.0.201 1.69%
7.0.197 0.17%
7.0.179 1.69%
7.0.169 1.35%
7.0.165 3.55%
7.0.155 4.56%
6.0.538 3.38%
6.0.536 0.17%
6.0.528 1.01%
6.0.526 0.17%
6.0.522 0.34%
6.0.478 0.34%
6.0.476 0.34%
6.0.472 0.34%
6.0.468 0.34%
6.0.466 1.69%
6.0.460 4.90%
6.0.452 1.01%
6.0.418 1.18%
6.0.404 0.34%
6.0.374 1.86%
6.0.343 1.35%
6.0.331 2.87%
6.0.267 6.08%
6.0.242 0.84%
71 versions

O&O SafeErase Professional

What is O&O SafeErase Professional?  (from O&O Software GmbH)

O&O SafeErase Professional is the solution for the secure deletion of sensitive data and internet tracks like your browser history or your stored cookies from your hard disk and offers you the ultimate protection of your private sphere. With just one click of the mouse you can securely and permanently delete files, fol...  Read more

Overview

O&O SafeErase Professional is a software program developed by O&O Software GmbH. The most common release is 6.0.267, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named HelpIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 24.8 MB (26,006,820 bytes). The installed file ooliveupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 51% of users of O&O SafeErase Professional come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oo-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\OO Software\SafeErase\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A5ECFFBA-B6FD-45A5-879D-0B0DE7FF8F4B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.8 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by O&O SafeErase Professional

Program executable:HelpIcon.exe
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{FCB21001-C150-4197-BF38-8152E744E5D7}\HelpIcon.exe
MD5:b0019ff66c8611f79ebade595a08fefe
Additional files:
  • ooliveupdate.exe - O&O LiveUpdate
  • oose.exe - O&O SafeErase
  • OOSE4reportconverter.exe
  • OOSEA.exe
  • ooseclrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Commandline Resources (GER)
  • oosecmd.exe - O&O SafeErase Commandline
  • oosecmdn.exe
  • ooseeal.dll - O&O SafeErase - Engine abstraction layer
  • ooseexttl.dll - External Tools (x64)
  • oosefunction.dll
  • OOSERes.dll
  • ooserwrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Registration Wizard Resources (GER) (x64)
  • oosesh.dll - O&O SafeErase Shell Extension
  • ooseshrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Shellextension Resources (GER)
  • oorwiz2.dll - O&O SDK (O&O Registration Wizard (x64))
  • oorwiz2r.dll - O&O Registration Wizard Resources (GER) (x64)
  • oorwiz3.dll
  • oorwiz3r.dll
  • ootmapi.dll - O&O TextMode Driver API (x64)
  • C1.Win.C1FlexGrid.2.dll (by ComponentOne) - ComponentOne C1FlexGrid

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • oosesh.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SafeErase' with a class of {E8D43C7E-EFA1-41A2-9AD9-0CFECD1678B7}.

How do I remove O&O SafeErase Professional?

Quickly and completely remove O&O SafeErase Professional from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall O&O SafeErase Professional from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program O&O SafeErase Professional, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove O&O SafeErase Professional.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10,023

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.30%
Windows 8 31.76%
Windows XP 4.39%
Windows Vista 3.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.66%
Windows 7 Professional 12.18%
Windows 8.1 9.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.32% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 51.32%
  United States 14.03%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  France 3.30%
  Canada 2.48%
  Austria 2.31%
  Iran 2.15%
  Italy 1.98%
  Australia 1.49%
  Switzerland 1.49%
  Netherlands 0.99%
  Russia 0.99%
  MA 0.66%
  Sweden 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 17.42%
Hewlett-Packard 17.42%
Dell 16.03%
Medion 14.98%
GIGABYTE 10.80%
ASUS 9.76%
Toshiba 3.48%
Lenovo 3.14%
Intel 2.79%
Samsung 1.74%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Sahara 1.05%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
MEDION MS-7797 3.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7658 2.29%

About O&O Software GmbH

The company develops and sells software products for data management and security, the first product beingO&O Defrag.
Publisher URL: www.oo-software.com

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