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Should I remove PSafe?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,441
Reach 0.0087%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 119.76 days
694.90 days >
Average installed length: 365.12 days


3.4.1301.10401 1.16%
3.4.1212.19402 4.65%
3.4.1212.11401 0.58%
3.2.1211.23401 4.65%
3.2.1211.21401 0.58%
3.2.1211.12401 1.74%
3.2.1211.7401 1.16%
3.2.1210.31401 5.23%
3.2.1210.26401 0.58%
3.1.1209.17401 12.79%
3.1.1209.3401 8.72%
3.1.1208.29401 1.74%
3.0.1208.21403 6.98%
3.0.1208.14401 0.58%
2.8.1207.27401 2.33%
2.8.1207.11401 4.65%
2.8.1206.20402 1.74%
2.7.1205.31401 38.95%
2.4.1202.27401 0.58%
2.1.1112.18401 0.58%


What is PSafe?

PSafe is a command-line utility for storing and retrieving passwords. The passwords are stored in an encrypted file (using the Blowfish algorithm) so that even if it falls into the wrong hands, the contents may only be viewed by entering your master PSafe password.

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free antivirus program which features 2GB of free online file backup. Note: Includes browser extension and two Windows gadgets."


The most used version is 2.7.1205.31401, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PSafeWDS.exe. The software installer includes 56 files and is usually about 89.96 MB (94,332,215 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.
PSafe has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: psafe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\psafe
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PSafe\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 89.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PSafe

Program executable:PSafeWDS.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\psafe\PSafeWDS.exe
Additional files:
  • PSafeCategoryFinder.exe - PSafe CatagoryFinder (PSafe CategoryFinder)
  • PSafeSysTray.exe - PSafe System Tray
  • PSafeInstallHIPSFirewalls.exe - PSafeIns
  • PSafeWD.exe - PSafe (PSafeWD)
  • PSafeWDS.exe
  • CrashLib.dll - CrashLib Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • UpdateHelper.dll (by PSafe S/A) - PSafe Update Helper
  • setup.exe (by PSafe S/A) - PSafe Suite (Instalador do PSafe Suite)
  • PSafesvc.exe - PSafe Core (PSafe Core Service)
  • pshw.dll (by AzSDK Technology) - HardwareID (AzSDK HardwareId DLL *FULL*)
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • Uninstall.exe - Instalador do PSafe (Canal:2)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtDeclarative4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebkit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • cyggcc_s-1.dll
  • pslockbox.exe
  • PSRsync.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • PSafeWD.exe runs as a service named 'PSafeWD' (PSafeWD).
  • PSafesvc.exe runs as a service named 'PSafeSVC' (PSafeSVC).
  • PSafeCategoryFinder.exe runs as a service named 'PSafeLockBoxSvc' (PSafeLockBoxSvc).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PSafeWDS.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PSafeWDS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PSafe\PSafeWDS.exe".
  • PSafeSysTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PSafeTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PSafe\PSafeSysTray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PSRsync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PSafe\PSRsync.exe'.

How do I remove PSafe?

You can uninstall PSafe 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 PSafe, 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 PSafe.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.06%
Windows XP 7.02%
Windows Vista 1.75%
Windows 10 1.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.82%
Windows 7 Home Basic 24.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.62%
Windows 7 Starter 12.28%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.87% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 85.87%
  United States 10.87%
  Italy 1.09%
  SD 1.09%
  AO 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.47%
Samsung 23.16%
Hewlett-Packard 16.84%
Dell 13.68%
Lenovo 7.37%
ASUS 6.32%
Intel 2.11%
Sahara 1.05%
Common models
Positivo Positivo M... 7.69%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 3.85%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 3.08%
HP G42 Notebook PC 3.08%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 3.08%
Samsung RV419 2.31%


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