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United States Rank #38,054
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15.2.1 91.25%
15.2 0.83%
15.1.1 5.00%
15.1 0.83%
15.0.2 0.83%
15.0.1 0.42%
15.0 0.83%

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Steganos Safe 15


Steganos Safe 15 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 15.2.1, 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 setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 56.81 MB (59,567,645 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 73% of users of Steganos Safe 15 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 Safe 15\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 56.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 15

  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Safe 15 (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
  • 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
  • fileredirection.dll
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SAFE15 Browser Monitor_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3114409035-276031543-3590277274-1001.
  • fredirstarter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SAFE15 File Redirection Starter.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE15 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE15_Safe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\Safe.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 15\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE15 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 15?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Safe 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 Safe 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 Safe 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 Safe 15.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.17%
Windows 8 37.50%
Windows Vista 1.67%
Windows XP 1.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.83%
Windows 8.1 21.25%
Windows 7 Professional 19.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.02% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 73.02%
  United States 9.92%
  Austria 4.37%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Thailand 1.59%
  Sweden 1.19%
  France 1.19%
  Norway 0.79%
  Romania 0.79%
  Taiwan 0.40%
  UA 0.40%
  Switzerland 0.40%
  Portugal 0.40%
  Spain 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.13%
Medion 24.41%
Hewlett-Packard 11.81%
Dell 9.45%
ASUS 7.87%
Lenovo 5.51%
Samsung 3.15%
Toshiba 1.57%
MSI 1.57%
Sahara 1.57%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 8.73%
ASUS All Series 5.56%
MEDION MS-7848 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.59%
MEDION E6224 1.59%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 1.59%

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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