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Should I remove Bitdefender Safebox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,739
United States Rank #28,875
Reach 0.0053%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.33 days
245.61 days >
Average installed length: 129.05 days

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Bitdefender Safebox

What is Bitdefender Safebox?  (from Bitdefender)

Bitdefender Safebox™ is the safest way to backup, sync and share your important docs, movies, e-books, and photos in the cloud. Keep your favorite e-books, videos, and pictures safely encrypted in the cloud. Cross-platform on PCs, Android mobile phones, iPhones and iPads. Share your files with family, friends, and coll...  Read more


Bitdefender Safebox is a software program developed by Bitdefender. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is SafeBoxService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 44.54 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 8.54 MB (8,957,835 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Bitdefender Safebox come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitdefender.com/solutions/safebox.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Safebox\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\SetupInformation\{7FBBB973-E18F-40E3-B8A7-B852A2B4BB50}\Installer.exe
Estimated size: 8.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitdefender Safebox

Program executable:SafeBoxService.exe
Safebox Service
Signed by:BitDefender SRL
Path:C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Safebox\SafeBoxService.exe
Additional files:
  • log.dll - BitDefender (BitDefender Loger)
  • AWSSDK.dll - Safebox (AWSSDK)
  • BDCHWrapper.dll - BDCHWrapper
  • Log.Net.dll - Log.Net
  • SafeBox.dll - SafeBox
  • SafeBoxGUI.exe
  • SafeBoxService.exe - Safebox Service
  • SafeBoxServiceClient.dll - SafeBoxServiceClient
  • SafeBoxShell.dll - SafeBox Shell Extensions
  • SafeBoxStorage.dll - RSync
  • Newtonsoft.Json.Net20.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Newtonsoft Json.NET (Newtonsoft Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SafeBoxShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SafeBoxContext' with a class of {0244E652-07EF-43C2-8AAD-ABA3CF40DF16}.
  • SafeBoxService.exe runs as a service named 'SafeBox' (SafeBox) "Provides online backup services for Bitdefender Safebox.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • SafeBoxGUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SafeboxApp' and executes as C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Safebox\SafeboxGUI.exe /silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SafeBoxService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Safebox\SafeBoxService.exe'.
  • SafeBoxGUI.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Safebox\SafeBoxGUI.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:44.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000751639%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005528%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001989%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:112.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0003201354%
Kernel CPU:0.00030767%
User CPU:0.00001247%

How do I remove Bitdefender Safebox?

You can uninstall Bitdefender Safebox 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bitdefender Safebox, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Bitdefender Safebox.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.92%
Windows 10 37.50%
Windows Vista 5.77%
Windows XP 4.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.87%
Windows 8.1 8.91%
Windows 7 Professional 7.92%
Windows 10 Home 5.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.53%
  Canada 8.47%
  United Kingdom 7.63%
  Germany 4.24%
  Romania 4.24%
  Belgium 3.39%
  Taiwan 3.39%
  Italy 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  DK 1.69%
  DZ 1.69%
  Spain 1.69%
  France 1.69%
  Portugal 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Dell 18.06%
Lenovo 9.72%
ASUS 8.33%
Toshiba 5.56%
Medion 2.78%
Intel 1.39%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7250 2.25%
ASUS All Series 2.25%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.25%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.25%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.25%

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Softwin that feature antivirus and antispyware, personal firewall, privacy control and backup for corporate and home users.
Publisher URL: www.bitdefender.com

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IDAHOover a year ago
Safebox is eating up over 30mb on my win xp computer.