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Should I remove SafeConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,742
United States Rank #2,612
Reach 0.0828%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.07 days
651.12 days >
Average installed length: 342.11 days


What is SafeConnect?  (from Impulse Point)

SafeConnect is the most flexible network access control solution available and offers an easy to implement and support endpoint policy management system. It seamlessly connects into an existing multi-vendor network infrastructure while providing the flexibility to adhere to each organization's unique computing policy p...  Read more


SafeConnect is a program developed by Impulse Point. 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. 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 software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2 MB (2,092,741 bytes). SCUpdate.sys 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 99% of users of SafeConnect come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.impulse.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safeconnect
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SafeConnect\UnInstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SafeConnect

  • Uninstall.exe - Safe Connect (Safe Connect Uninstaller)
  • SafeConnectClient.exe - SafeConnect (SafeConnect Client)
  • SCClient.dll
  • SCClient.exe
  • scManager.dll - SafeConnect Service
  • scManager.sys
  • SCUpdate.sys - scProxy Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SafeConnectClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8BDD349A-4D2E-4348-8DBE-956505123CCB}' (runs on registration).
  • SCClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE6BEA72-0062-452F-8D6C-39B4DD000AC0}' (runs on registration).
  • scManager.sys runs as a service named 'SafeConnect Manager' (SCManager).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SCClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '"Safeconnect"' which loads as C:\Program Files\SafeConnect\SCClient.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000811759%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004364%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003753%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,035,628
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SafeConnect?

You can uninstall SafeConnect 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 SafeConnect, 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 SafeConnect.

Win 10 56%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.81%
Windows 7 42.17%
Windows Vista 1.84%
Windows XP 0.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.16%
Windows 8.1 26.45%
Windows 10 Home 18.45%
Windows 7 Professional 5.47%
Windows 8 4.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.87%
  France 0.18%
  Italy 0.11%
  Germany 0.07%
  United Kingdom 0.07%
  Singapore 0.07%
  South Africa 0.07%
  United Arab Emirates 0.04%
  Austria 0.04%
  Brazil 0.04%
  Egypt 0.04%
  Finland 0.04%
  Hong Kong 0.04%
  Ireland 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.50%
Dell 21.84%
ASUS 14.82%
Lenovo 11.93%
Toshiba 10.70%
Acer 6.44%
Samsung 2.89%
MSI 1.01%
Alienware 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.85%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.96%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.58%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.19%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.19%


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