84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Safe Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,894
United States Rank #23,837
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.80 days
436.53 days >
Average installed length: 229.36 days


2.6.19 21.69%
2.6.17 78.31%

Safe Monitor

What is Safe Monitor?

Safe Monitor (from Western Web Applications, LLC) bundles various potentially unwanted toolbars. From the EULA: "Safe Monitor is entirely free to use. In order to keep Safe Monitor free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Safe Monitor is installed. We do not allow any really annoying ads, sexual content, or intrusive media; we've only partnered with high-quality ad providers to deliver the best user experience possible, while also trying to help with some of our costs to keep Safe Monitor free. These offers make it more efficient to search the web by providing you with multiple places to search from (an additional search field, your home page or via opening a new browser tab). Included with these toolbars are typically widgets that provide new ways to access your favorite websites, social networking platforms and news sources. They also may offer general utility widgets like getting real-time weather data and streaming your radio station of choice. At any point, if you decide to uninstall Safe Monitor, instructions for how to uninstall additional offers will also be provided."

About  (from WebAppTech Coding)

Safe Monitor is a free application that allows you to view insightful analysis about the websites that you visit and specifically how they're tracking or spying on you online.

Safe Monitor works by installing a browser extension in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. All of the files for Safe Monitor...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Safe Monitor.
common.dll (82c97cd6336ea7c7de9b712c98d7f3e3) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.36
ESET-NOD32 7.8476 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
McAfee 5600.7127 Artemis!82C97CD6336E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7127 Artemis!82C97CD6336E
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.187 TROJ_GEN.F47V0607
VIPRE Antivirus 18924 SearchDonkey (fs)
Safe Monitor has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safemonitorapp.com
Help link: www.safemonitorapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safemonitor
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SafeMonitor\uninstall.exe /kb=y
Estimated size: 604.64 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Safe Monitor

Program module:common.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Safe Monitor
Signed by:WebAppTech Coding LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\safemonitor\IE\common.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Safe Monitor' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.

How do I remove Safe Monitor?

You can uninstall Safe Monitor 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 Safe Monitor, 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 Safe Monitor.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Safe Monitor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.27%
Windows 10 15.66%
Windows XP 12.05%
Windows Vista 6.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.05%
Windows 8 9.64%
Windows 7 Professional 7.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  United Kingdom 10.71%
  Australia 9.82%
  Canada 9.82%
  Germany 1.79%
  Qatar 0.89%
  France 0.89%
  Kuwait 0.89%
  Egypt 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.81%
Dell 26.56%
Acer 12.50%
ASUS 10.94%
Lenovo 4.69%
Toshiba 3.13%
Medion 1.56%
Intel 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 4.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.23%
Hewlett-Packard CQ2907ES 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%
Acer Aspire 5315 2.82%
Acer Aspire 4315 1.41%

comments1 comment

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expert comment
[email protected] (Expert)over a year ago
The safe monitor is a free program which allows users to view analysis about the websites that they visit. Also, the safe monitor helps you find out whether there is someone tracking you however it also displays tons of advertisements in the forms of banners and popups and I consider it adware.