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Should I remove Safari?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #163
United States Rank #122
Reach 3.7724%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.87 days
645.09 days >
Average installed length: 338.94 days


VersionDistribution 89.10% 1.05% 0.69% 2.04% 0.86% 0.79% 1.25% 0.49% 1.02% 0.54% 0.26% 0.39% 0.35% 0.34% 0.19% 0.06% 0.05% 0.01% 0.03% 0.00%
3.525.29.0 0.03%
3.525.28.1 0.14%
3.525.27.1 0.08%
3.525.26.13 0.02%
3.525.21.0 0.11%
3.525.17.0 0.03%
3.525.13.3 0.01%
3.525.13.0 0.04%
3.523.12.9 0.01%
3.522.15.5 0.01%
3.522.13.1 0.00%

Typically installed together


What is Safari?

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. It is based on the WebKit engine, which is a fork of KDE's KHTML engine. Safari has a number of features. Some are specific to certain operating systems or platforms.

About  (from Apple)

It loads web pages faster than ever. It’s the best way to read on the web. It works with iCloud. It even checks your spelling and grammar. It’s a web browser that’s so innovative, you’ll do much more than just browse. With Safari, nothing comes between you and the web — not even the browser window. Now you can see web ...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Safari.exe. The software installer includes 111 files and is usually about 40.33 MB (42,293,002 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com/safari
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Safari\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C779648B-410E-4BBA-B75B-5815BCEFE71D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 40.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Safari

Program executable:Safari.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe
(From the publisher) “Safari puts the emphasis on browsing not the browser. Innovative features make your experience on the web better than it ever was. It loads web pages faster than ever. It’s the best way to read on the web. It works with...”
Additional files:
  • CoreFoundation.dll - CoreFoundation
  • JavaScriptCore.dll - JavaScriptCore (JavaScriptCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • CoreGraphics.dll - CoreGraphics (CoreGraphics DLL)
  • SafariTheme.dll - SafariTheme (SafariTheme Dynamic Link Library)
  • SQLite3.dll - SQLite3 (SQLite3 Dynamic Link Library)
  • PubSubDLL.dll - PubSub
  • QTMovieWin.dll - WebKit (WebKit QuickTime Movie Dynamic Link Library)
  • Safari.dll - Safari (Safari Dynamic Link Library)
  • Safari.exe
  • SafariSetup-5.1.7.exe - Safari Installer
  • Search.dll - Search Dynamic Link Library
  • SpellChecker.dll - SpellChecker Dynamic Link Library
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit Dynamic Link Library
  • appleversions.dll - Apple Software Support Version Check (Apple Software Support Version Check Dynamic Link Library)
  • npjavaplugin.dll - Apple Java Plug-In
  • avfoundationcf.dll - AVFoundationCF
  • corevideo.dll - CodeVideo.dll (CoreVideo)
  • apsdaemon.exe - Apple Push
  • foundation.dll - Foundation
  • coreaudiotoolbox.dll - CoreAudio (CoreAudio-resursfil)
  • coremedia.dll - CoreMedia
  • distnoted.exe - distnoted
  • mediatoolbox.dll - MediaToolbox
  • videotoolbox.dll - VideoToolbox
  • defaults.exe - defaults
  • libcache.dll - libcache
  • applepushservice.dll - iCloud (ApplePushService)
  • apsdaemon_main.dll - APS Daemon
  • plutil.exe - plutil
  • safariregistry.dll - Safari Registry Resources
  • objc.dll - objc4 (Objective-C Runtime Library)
  • asl.dll
  • libtidy.dll
  • webkit2webprocess.exe
  • webkitquartzcoreadditions.dll
  • yscrashdump.dll
  • ysutilities.dll
  • icudt36.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin36.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc36.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • CFNetwork.dll - CFNetwork
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libxml2.dll
  • libxslt.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • QuartzCoreInterface.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Safari.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA537C8A-69A8-4BC0-90E4-125659832399}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • apsdaemon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'APSDaemon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Safari.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe'.
  • webkit2webprocess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Apple\Apple Application Support\WebKit2WebProcess.exe'.
  • plutil.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\plutil.exe'.
  • defaults.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\defaults.exe'.
Network connections
  • Safari.exe connects to a96-6-122-121.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • webkit2webprocess.exe connects to (port 80).
  • webkit2webprocess.exe connects to a96-6-122-121.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • webkit2webprocess.exe connects to ec2-184-73-219-139.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • webkit2webprocess.exe connects to yyz08s13-in-f11.1e100.net ( port 443).
  • webkit2webprocess.exe connects to ( port 80).
  • webkit2webprocess.exe connects to (port 443).
  • apsdaemon.exe connects to st11p01st-courier151-bz.push.apple.com ( port 5223).
  • apsdaemon.exe connects to nk11p01st-hpaj392628-bz.push.apple.com ( port 5223).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:96.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0283007746%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01415122%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01414956%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:25,260,588
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.2 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:624.86 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.84 MB
Total CPU:0.0015140158%
Kernel CPU:0.00101470%
User CPU:0.00049931%
CPU cycles/sec:37,328
I/O reads/min:151 Bytes
I/O writes/min:21 Bytes
Memory:1.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0010263321%
Kernel CPU:0.00102586%
User CPU:0.00000047%
CPU cycles/sec:280
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Safari?

Quickly and completely remove Safari from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Safari 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 Safari, 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 Safari.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.77%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows Vista 14.01%
Windows XP 6.89%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.82%
Windows 8.1 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.43%
  United Kingdom 5.39%
  Germany 4.38%
  Canada 3.55%
  France 2.84%
  Australia 2.30%
  Italy 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Japan 1.23%
  India 1.19%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Spain 0.86%
  Israel 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.02%
Dell 28.68%
Acer 14.17%
Toshiba 9.35%
ASUS 5.86%
Samsung 2.16%
Lenovo 2.00%
Intel 1.80%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.31%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.30%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.55%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.15%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com


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