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Should I remove Safe Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,904
United States Rank #15,031
Reach 0.0091%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.13 days
298.82 days >
Average installed length: 157.00 days


2.7.26 1.11%
2.6.71 0.56%
2.6.70 0.56%
2.6.65 8.33%
2.6.63 24.44%
2.6.43 5.00%
2.6.39 1.11%
2.6.34 0.56%
2.6.33 0.56%
2.6.30 5.56%
2.6.27 7.78%
2.6.24 3.33%
2.6.22 18.89%
2.6.21 12.78%
2.6.20 9.44%

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Safe Monitor

What is Safe Monitor?

Safe Monitor 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 Western Web Applications)

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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Safe Monitor.
common.dll (0534d8b154b7be66cd9d3cd7d236a67c) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.36
ESET-NOD32 7.8633 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7162 Artemis!0534D8B154B7
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7162 Artemis!0534D8B154B7
Symantec 8/9/2013 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.221 TROJ_GEN.F47V0724
VIPRE Antivirus 20044 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: 607.43 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Safe Monitor

Program module:common.dll
Name:Safe Monitor
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
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 10 18.33%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 9.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.87%
Windows 8.1 7.30%
Windows 7 Professional 6.74%
Windows 8 6.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.13%
  Canada 8.20%
  United Kingdom 8.20%
  Australia 6.97%
  France 0.82%
  Latvia 0.41%
  New Zealand 0.41%
  Spain 0.41%
  Iran 0.41%
  Romania 0.41%
  Thailand 0.41%
  Indonesia 0.41%
  South Africa 0.41%
  Israel 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.09%
Acer 22.69%
Dell 21.85%
Toshiba 9.24%
ASUS 6.72%
Samsung 3.36%
American Megatrends 3.36%
Intel 0.84%
Lenovo 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.87%
HP G42 Notebook PC 1.87%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.87%
Acer Aspire 7745 1.87%


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