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4% remove it96% keep it
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Installation trends (last 30 days)


15.1 72.73%
15.0.5 9.09%
15.0.4 9.09%
15.0.2 9.09%

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Steganos Privacy Suite 15


Steganos Privacy Suite 15 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 15.1, 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 43 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 31% of users of Steganos Privacy Suite 15 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 15\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 15\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Privacy Suite 15

  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll - Steganos Password Manager 15 (Steganos Password Manager Internet Explorer Toolbar)
  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Privacy Suite 15 (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
  • passwordmanagercom.exe - Steganos Password Manager Chrome Autofill Relay
  • 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
  • ShutdownPasswordManagerRelay.exe - PasswordManagerCom 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
  • SPMExporter.dll - SPMExporter
  • SPMExporter.exe
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • fileredirection.dll
  • infohelper.exe
  • passwordmanager.conversion.exe
  • privatefavorites.conversion.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {024538B9-3F39-49FF-9503-975F743210FA}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with the class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF} (
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with a class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • passwordmanagercom.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS15 Chrome Autofill Relay' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 15\passwordmanagercom.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS15 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 15\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 15?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Privacy Suite 15 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 15 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 15, 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 15.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Privacy Suite 15 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 45.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.77%
  Germany 23.08%
  Austria 7.69%
  Canada 7.69%
  Spain 7.69%
  France 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Italy 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Medion 22.22%
Acer 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Common models
Acer Aspire 4820TG 11.11%
Compaq-Presario KX660AA-A... 11.11%
Dell Inspiron 1570 11.11%
Dell Inspiron N5110 11.11%
HP EliteBook 2760p 11.11%
HP EliteBook 8570w 11.11%

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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