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4Go SafeSwipe

What is 4Go SafeSwipe?  (from Shift4)

4Go runs on the merchant's payment terminal and intercepts CHD as soon as it is swiped – before it ever enters the POS or PMS – and replaces it with either false cardholder data (FCHD) or a TrueToken®, eliminating CHD vulnerability as it travels over internal networks or is stored in local log files. The first solution...  Read more


4Go SafeSwipe is a program developed by Shift4. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 12.87 MB (13,491,240 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shift4.com/dotn/4tify/4go.cfm
Installation folder: C:\Shift4\4Go
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\{2988C420-C8B2-46E4-BF2B-FEBB142BF433}\4GoSetup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 12.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 4Go SafeSwipe

  • 4Go.exe - $$$ on the Net(tm) (4Go Service)
  • 4GoTray.exe - 4Go(tm) Tray Application
  • 4GoLaunch.exe
  • 4GoMSG.dll
  • 4GoRestart.exe
  • 4GoRUN.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 4Go.exe runs as a service named 'Shift4 4Go' (frm4GoService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 4GoTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Shift4 4Go Tray App' which loads as C:\Shift4\4Go\4GoTray.exe.

How do I remove 4Go SafeSwipe?

Quickly and completely remove 4Go SafeSwipe from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall 4Go SafeSwipe 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 4Go SafeSwipe, 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 4Go SafeSwipe.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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