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What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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Safe-Ads is a software program developed by OPTI ADS LTD. The primary executable is named safeup.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 949.52 KB (972,310 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Safe-Ads come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Safe-Ads.
safeup.exe (b71723c789910f258371bceb4e0cb86e) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 460 Adware.Montiera.A
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Downloader
ALYac Adware.Montiera.A
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
Arcabit Adware.Montiera.A
AVG 2016.0.2938 Generic
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Montiera.R
Bitdefender Adware.Montiera.A
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.720
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Montiera
ESET-NOD32 9.12482 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.R potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 11/1/2015 Riskware/Montiera
F-Secure 11.2015-01-11_1 Adware.Montiera.A
G Data 15.11.25 Adware.Montiera
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.Toolbar.Montiera
K7 AntiVirus 13.212.17685 Adware
K7GW 13.212.17684 Adware ( 004b87de1 )
Malwarebytes v2015.11.01.09 PUP.Optional.OptiAds
McAfee 5600.6594 Artemis!B71723C78991
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6594 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Montiera.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dxnchj
nProtect Adware.Montiera.A
SUPERAntiSpyware 9533 Adware.PayByAds/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 44892 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Downloader.Montiera.Win32.195
       View all 28 all detections
Safe-Ads has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Safe-Ads.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: safeads
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\safeads\safeads\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\safeads\safeads\\safeup.exe" /uninstl
Estimated size: 949.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Safe-Ads

Program executable:safeup.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • res.dll
  • gwjoobcc.dll
  • sndhc3cp.dll

How do I remove Safe-Ads?

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Or, you can uninstall Safe-Ads 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 Safe-Ads, 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 Safe-Ads.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Gateway 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6-2046uk 33.33%
Gateway D5239 33.33%
Acer Aspire 8930 33.33%


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