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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,273
United States Rank #33,387
Reach 0.0406%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.70 days
366.13 days >
Average installed length: 192.37 days


14.2.2 68.72%
14.2.1 2.99%
14.2 2.81%
14.1 12.13%
14.0.5 6.68%
14.0.4 4.92%
14.0.2 1.76%

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Steganos Safe 14

What is Steganos Safe 14?  (from Steganos GmbH)

Everything that's nobody elses business belongs inside a safe. This applies to your computer as well. Steganos Safe is your virtual vault: Business reports, family photos or diaries - they are secure inside Steganos Safe. And using it is easy: Imagine a Steganos Safe as a normal folder, which disappears at the press of...  Read more


Steganos Safe 14 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 14.2.2, 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 main program executable is Safe.exe. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 56.45 MB (59,190,942 bytes). SteganosUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 75% of users of Steganos Safe 14 come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/safe/features
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos safe 14
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 14\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 56.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 14

Program executable:Safe.exe
Name:Steganos Safe 14
Steganos Safe
Path:C:\Program Files\steganos safe 14\Safe.exe
Additional files:
  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Safe 14 (Dropbox Encryption)
  • fredirstarter.exe - File Redirection Starter
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • PortableSafe.exe - Steganos PortableSafe
  • Safe.exe - Steganos Safe
  • SafeShutdown.exe - Steganos Safe Shutdown
  • setup_.exe
  • sfs.dll - Steganos FreeSpace Shredder DLL
  • Shredder.exe - Steganos Shredder
  • ShredderLow.exe
  • ShutdownSafe.exe - Safe ShutdownApp
  • 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
  • TraceDestruct.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor DLL
  • TraceDestructMSOffice.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor MSOffice DLL
  • TraceDestructor.exe - Steganos TraceDestructor
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • wxbase28u_net_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxbase28u_xml_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_aui_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc.dll
  • fileredirection.dll
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Safe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D5970D63-A968-4644-BD5D-B7EFA7452C90}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE14_Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 14\Safe.exe" -agent.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE14 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 14\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steganos HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 14\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE14 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 14\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 14?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Safe 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 Safe 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 Safe 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 Safe 14.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.21%
Windows 8 32.51%
Windows XP 2.81%
Windows Vista 2.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.81%
Windows 8.1 14.66%
Windows 7 Professional 13.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.56% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 74.56%
  Austria 4.63%
  United States 3.91%
  United Kingdom 3.74%
  France 2.67%
  Iran 1.60%
  Switzerland 1.07%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  Italy 0.89%
  Canada 0.53%
  Belgium 0.53%
  Portugal 0.36%
  IQ 0.36%
  Greece 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.35%
Acer 16.77%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
ASUS 10.06%
Dell 9.15%
Intel 6.40%
Toshiba 6.10%
Samsung 1.52%
Lenovo 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.52%
MEDION MS-7797 3.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.51%
ASUS All Series 2.51%

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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