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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,910
United States Rank #37,751
Reach 0.0167%


4.1.153 49.09%
4.1.103 2.42%
4.1.85 2.73%
4.0.373 0.61%
3.0.1414 7.27%
3.0.1308 1.82%
3.0.1064 7.58%
2.7.523 16.36%
2.0.554 5.15%
1.0.461 0.30%
1.0.82 6.67%

O&O SafeErase

What is O&O SafeErase?  (from O&O Software GmbH)

Using internationally recognized methods, O&O SafeErase deletes sensitive data so securely that a reconstruction, even with special software, is no longer possible. In the new version 6, an analysis function has been integrated which searches for data that was deleted non-securely. With just a few clicks, the computer ...  Read more


O&O SafeErase is a software program developed by O&O Software GmbH. The most common release is 4.1.153, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named ooserecy.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 1.81 MB (1,902,535 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 80% of users of O&O SafeErase come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oo-software.com/en/products/oosafeerase
Help link: www.oo-software.com
Installation folder: C:\System Tools\Erase\Safe Erase\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D86BF639-AFA1-462A-AB44-593F71A4D7E2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by O&O SafeErase

Program executable:ooserecy.exe
Name:O&O SafeErase
O&O SafeErase RecycleBin Extension
Path:C:\Program Files\OO Software\SafeErase\ooserecy.exe
Additional files:
  • oose.exe - O&O SafeErase
  • ooseclrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Commandline Resources (ENU)
  • oosecmd.exe - O&O SafeErase Commandline
  • oosecmdn.exe
  • ooseeal.dll - O&O SafeErase - Engine abstraction layer
  • ooseexttl.dll - External Tools (x64)
  • OOSERes.dll
  • ooserwrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Registration Wizard Resources (ENU) (x64)
  • oosesh.dll - O&O SafeErase Shell Extension
  • ooseshrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Shellextension Resources (ENU)
  • oorwiz2.dll - O&O SDK (O&O Registration Wizard (x64))
  • oorwiz2r.dll - O&O Registration Wizard Resources (ENU) (x64)
  • ootmapi.dll - O&O TextMode Driver API (x64)
  • ooseabrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Resource DLL (GER)
  • oosers.dll
  • ooabout.dll - O&O About Dialog (Win32)
  • oorwiz.dll - O&O Registration Wizard (Win32)
  • oosebase.dll - O&O SafeErase Base
  • oosesurs.dll - O&O SafeErase SplashUp Resources (GER)
  • oosu.dll - O&O SplashUp (Win32)
  • oorundll.exe - O&O RunDLL (Win32)
  • oosewzrs.dll - O&O SafeErase Assistent Resources (GER)
  • oosewiz.exe - O&O SafeErase Wizard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • oosesh.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SafeErase' with a class of {E8D43C7E-EFA1-41A2-9AD9-0CFECD1678B7}.

How do I remove O&O SafeErase?

You can uninstall O&O SafeErase 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 O&O SafeErase, 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 O&O SafeErase.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.27%
Windows XP 20.61%
Windows Vista 14.85%
Windows 10 7.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.31%
Windows 7 Professional 10.40%
Windows 8.1 2.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.30% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 80.30%
  United States 8.06%
  United Kingdom 1.79%
  Austria 1.49%
  Thailand 0.90%
  France 0.90%
  Brazil 0.60%
  Switzerland 0.60%
  Iran 0.60%
  Netherlands 0.60%
  Canada 0.60%
  Poland 0.60%
  Italy 0.60%
  UA 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.05%
Acer 14.63%
Dell 12.80%
Hewlett-Packard 9.76%
Intel 7.32%
American Megatrends 4.88%
Toshiba 4.27%
Sahara 3.66%
ASUS 3.05%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 9.21%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 3.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%

About O&O Software GmbH

The company develops and sells software products for data management and security, the first product beingO&O Defrag.
Publisher URL: www.oo-software.com


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