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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,466
United States Rank #39,348
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Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.2 1.18%
1.6.3 3.53%
1.6.2 1.18%
1.6.1 4.71%
1.6 15.29%
1.5.4 1.18%
1.5.3 3.53%
1.5.2 7.06%
1.5.1 1.18%
1.4.16 9.41%
1.4.15 1.18%
1.4.14 40.00%
1.4.13 1.18%
1.4.12 1.18%
1.4.11 1.18%
1.4.10 7.06%

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PC-WELT Anonym Surfen VPN

Overview

PC-WELT Anonym Surfen VPN is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 1.4.14, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 68.36 MB (71,685,188 bytes). Updater.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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of PC-WELT Anonym Surfen VPN 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 Online Shield\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 68.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC-WELT Anonym Surfen VPN

  • LibShred.dll - mySteganos Online Shield (Steganos Shredder DLL)
  • Notifier.exe - Steganos Notifier
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe
  • OnlineShieldService.exe
  • OnlineShieldServiceStarter.exe - OnlineShield Service Starter
  • ShutdownApp.exe - OnlineShield ShutdownApp
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe - Steganos Online Shield Browser Monitor
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • Updater.exe - Update Wizard
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • awesomium.dll (by Awesomium Technologies) - Awesomium (Awesomium Core)
  • awesomium_process.exe (by Awesomium Technologies) - Awesomium Renderer
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • infohelper.exe
  • RenameTAP.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ServiceControl.exe
  • setuptool.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E1301222-039A-4A01-990A-64191F9D9B45}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOS_Agent.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOS Browser Monitor_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-869138378-1274519537-3161427072-1001.
  • Notifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOS Notifier_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Service
  • OnlineShieldService.exe runs as a service named 'Online Shield Starter Service' (Online Shield Starter Service).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SOS Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SOS_Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\OnlineShieldClient.exe" -agent.
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SOS_Update' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\Updater.exe" --resume --verbosity silent.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS Notifier' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\Notifier.exe".
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS_Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\Updater.exe.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS Browser Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe.
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS_Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\OnlineShieldClient.exe.

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  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:
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 55%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.29%
Windows 7 35.29%
Windows Vista 7.06%
Windows XP 2.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.81%
Windows 10 Pro 17.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.26% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 53.26%
  United States 27.17%
  Austria 5.43%
  France 5.43%
  Netherlands 3.26%
  Czech Republic 2.17%
  United Kingdom 1.09%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Switzerland 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.60%
Medion 18.60%
Acer 11.63%
ASUS 11.63%
Dell 9.30%
Lenovo 9.30%
GIGABYTE 6.98%
MSI 4.65%
Samsung 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
Sony 2.33%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 2.90%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.90%
ARLT Computer-Produkte Gm... 2.90%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 MT 2.90%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE PRO C85... 1.45%
Sony SVE1713F4E 1.45%

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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