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What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,867
United States Rank #10,064
Reach 0.0150%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.47 days
279.35 days >
Average installed length: 146.78 days


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What is SafeBytes?  (from SafeBytes Software)

Aside from the fact that Safebytes kills any viruses stone dead, and effectively removes all malware from your computer, it also offers outstanding real-time protection. Safebytes will run quietly in the background as you get on with important work and tasks, at all times keeping you completely safe from all of the mal...  Read more


SafeBytes is a program developed by SafeBytes Software. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is SafeBytes.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 94.14 MB (98,711,096 bytes). SafeBytesTaskUpdate.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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of SafeBytes come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SafeBytes
URL: www.safebytes.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safebytes
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SafeBytes\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 94.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SafeBytes

Program executable:SafeBytes.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\safebytes\SafeBytes.exe
Additional files:
  • MalwareScannerCore.dll - MalwareScannerCore
  • Analytics.Client.dll - Analytics.Client (Foresight.Analytics.Client)
  • Foresight.Common.dll - Foresight.Common
  • Foresight.Licensing.Client.dll - Licensing.Client (Foresight.Licensing.Client)
  • SafeBytesInstaller.exe - SafeBytes (SafeBytesInstaller)
  • SafeBytesScanner.dll - SafeBytesScanner
  • SafeBytesServiceMon.exe - SafeBytesServiceMon
  • SafeBytesTaskUpdate.exe - SafeBytesTaskUpdate
  • SafeBytesRuntime.dll (by SecureTeam Software) - AgileDotNet
  • SafeBytes.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SafeBytesTaskUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SafeBytes.AutomaticVirusDbUpdates' (Next runs on 11/01/2016 at 4:11 PM).
  • SafeBytes.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SafeBytes.UserScheduledScan' (runs daily at 3:00 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SafeBytes.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Autostart.SafeBytes.
  • SafeBytesServiceMon.exe runs as a service named 'SafeBytesServiceMon' (SafeBytesServiceMon).

How do I remove SafeBytes?

You can uninstall SafeBytes 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 SafeBytes, 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 SafeBytes.

Win 10 68%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.24%
Windows 7 23.31%
Windows Vista 7.09%
Windows XP 1.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 8.1 12.93%
Windows 10 Pro 10.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.78%
Windows 7 Professional 3.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.82%
  United Kingdom 11.97%
  Canada 4.21%
  Australia 3.33%
  PR 0.44%
  BB 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.35%
Hewlett-Packard 28.86%
Toshiba 14.93%
Acer 12.44%
Lenovo 4.98%
Samsung 3.48%
ASUS 3.48%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 3.59%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.99%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.40%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.40%


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