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Should I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 14?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,428
United States Rank #18,780
Reach 0.0396%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.96 days
234.78 days >
Average installed length: 123.36 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.2.2 39.57%
14.2.1 16.01%
14.2 2.88%
14.1 30.22%
14.0.5 4.68%
14.0.4 5.22%
14.0.3 0.72%
14.0.2 0.36%
14.0.1 0.36%

Other programs by Steganos GmbH

Steganos Privacy Suite 14

What is Steganos Privacy Suite 14?  (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos Privacy Suite 14 - Proven all-round protection for your privacy. Locks and encrypts documents, photos and your e-mail post office in a virtual data safe. Secures USB sticks, CDs and DVDs when on the go. Organizes and manages all of your passwords and access information. All securely encrypted, of course. Sup...  Read more

Overview

Steganos Privacy Suite 14 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 14.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named [INSTALLDIR]Suite.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 582.58 KB (596,559 bytes). The installed file SteganosUpdater.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 61% of users of Steganos Privacy Suite 14 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos privacy suite 14
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 582.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Privacy Suite 14

  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll - Steganos Password Manager 14 (Steganos Password Manager Internet Explorer Toolbar)
  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Privacy Suite 14 (Dropbox Encryption)
  • EmailEncryption.exe - Steganos EmailEncryption
  • EmailEncryptionDLL.dll - Steganos EmailEncryption DLL
  • EmailEncryptionOutlookPlugin2.dll - Steganos Encryption Outlook Plugin
  • EmailViewer.exe - Steganos EmailViewer
  • FileManager.exe - Steganos FileManager
  • fredirstarter.exe - File Redirection Starter
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • PasswordManager.exe - Steganos Password Manager
  • PasswordManagerStandalone.exe - Steganos Password Manager Standalone
  • PortableSafe.exe - Steganos PortableSafe
  • PrivateFavorites.exe - Steganos PrivateFavorites
  • Safe.exe - Steganos Safe
  • SafeShutdown.exe - Steganos Safe Shutdown
  • sfs.dll - Steganos FreeSpace Shredder DLL
  • Shredder.exe - Steganos Shredder
  • ShredderLow.exe
  • ShutdownPasswordManager.exe - PasswordManager ShutdownApp
  • ShutdownSafe.exe - Safe ShutdownApp
  • ShutdownSuite.exe - Suite ShutdownApp
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar and BHO
  • StartInstallEngine.exe - Steganos StartInstallEngine
  • startmonitor.dll - File Redirection Startmonitor
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe - Steganos Trace Destructor Browser Monitor
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe - Steganos Hot Key Service
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • Suite.exe - Steganos Privacy Suite
  • TraceDestruct.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor DLL
  • TraceDestructMSOffice.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor MSOffice DLL
  • TraceDestructor.exe - Steganos TraceDestructor
  • uninstall.exe
  • SPMExporter.dll - SPMExporter
  • SPMExporter.exe
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • fileredirection.dll
  • passwordmanager.conversion.exe
  • privatefavorites.conversion.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {024538B9-3F39-49FF-9503-975F743210FA}.
  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {024538B9-3F39-49FF-9503-975F743210FA}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with the class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF} (123.48.50.52.53.51.56.66.57.45.51.70.51.57.45.52.57.102.102.45.57.53.48.51.45.57.55.53.70.55.52.51.50.49.48.70.65.125).
  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with the class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF} (123.48.50.52.53.51.56.66.57.45.51.70.51.57.45.52.57.102.102.45.57.53.48.51.45.57.55.53.70.55.52.51.50.49.48.70.65.125).
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with a class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF}.
  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with a class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF}.
Scheduled Task
  • fredirstarter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SSS14 File Redirection Starter_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run'.
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS14 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • PasswordManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS14_PasswordManager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\PasswordManager.exe".
  • DropCypher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DropboxEncryption' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\DropCypher.exe" -boot.
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Privat' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\Safe.exe" -entry Safe.ToggleDrive.Privat.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS14 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\fredirstarter.exe".
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steganos HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 14\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 14?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Privacy Suite 14 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Steganos Privacy Suite 14 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 Steganos Privacy Suite 14, 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 Steganos Privacy Suite 14.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Privacy Suite 14 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10,428

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.17%
Windows 8 33.81%
Windows XP 4.14%
Windows Vista 2.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.69%
Windows 8.1 12.79%
Windows 7 Professional 11.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.22% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 61.22%
  United States 14.54%
  Austria 3.95%
  United Kingdom 3.59%
  France 2.69%
  Canada 1.80%
  Switzerland 1.80%
  Australia 1.08%
  Italy 0.72%
  Romania 0.72%
  Saudi Arabia 0.54%
  Portugal 0.54%
  New Zealand 0.54%
  Iran 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 22.88%
Acer 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 17.87%
Dell 11.29%
GIGABYTE 8.78%
Toshiba 6.58%
ASUS 5.96%
Lenovo 3.13%
Samsung 2.82%
Sahara 1.25%
Alienware 1.25%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.05%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.03%
MEDION MS-7848 2.53%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.02%

About (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos’ advanced encryption options make hiding photos, documents and contact data easy — an invaluable tool when you consider how many laptops are lost or stolen everyday.
Publisher URL: www.steganos.com

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Greigover a year ago
Terrible program. Can't uninstall and have tried everything to get rid of it. I definitely DON'T RECOMMEND INSTALLING this.