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Should I remove Safe Startup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,681
United States Rank #21,757
Reach 0.0088%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.68 days
167.65 days >
Average installed length: 88.09 days


4.03 0.81%
4.02 26.02%
4.01 12.20%
4.00 60.98%

Typically installed together

Safe Startup

What is Safe Startup?  (from Agenia, GmbH)

This program will monitor auto-startup records in OS Windows and notify you about any new programs which will be automatically launched on your PC. Using this utility you can manage programs with auto-start option. You can choose to allow auto-start for these programs or you can choose to stop or even delete them. You ...  Read more


Safe Startup is a program developed by Agenia, GmbH. The most used version is 4.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is safestartup.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 953.39 KB (976,272 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of Safe Startup come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Belgium.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PrivacyRoot.com
URL: privacyroot.com/software/www/en/stgu.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Safe Startup
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Safe Startup\net1.exe" uninstall
Estimated size: 953.39 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Safe Startup

Program executable:safestartup.exe
Name:Safe Startup
Path:C:\Program Files\safe startup\safestartup.exe
  • net1.exe (by www.privacyroot.com) - Wipe, Secret Disk, Prevent Restore, Safe Startup (Application Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • net1.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Safe Startup Maintance.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • net1.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Safe Startup Maintance' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Safe Startup\net1.exe" windowsStartup.
  • SafeStartup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'New startup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Safe Startup\SafeStartup.exe".

How do I remove Safe Startup?

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

Win 8 48%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 47.97%
Windows 7 47.97%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Windows XP 1.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 17.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.26%
Windows 10 Home 13.82%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.14%
  France 10.00%
  Belgium 4.29%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Russia 3.57%
  DZ 2.86%
  Czech Republic 2.86%
  Egypt 2.86%
  Australia 2.14%
  Sweden 2.14%
  Germany 2.14%
  DK 2.14%
  Italy 2.14%
  MA 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.61%
Acer 20.83%
Dell 13.89%
ASUS 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Lenovo 9.72%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Alienware 1.39%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.02%
Hewlett-Packard p6633w 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 1.01%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-16... 1.01%


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