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Should I remove SafeGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,619
United States Rank #13,825
Reach 0.0142%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.58 days
46.68 days >
Average installed length: 24.53 days


VersionDistribution 96.00% 4.00%



SafeGuard is a software program developed by Alerts. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named SafeGuard.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.63 MB (2,759,593 bytes). The installed file SGUpdaterSvc.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 57% of users of SafeGuard come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SafeGuard
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safeguard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SafeGuard\SafeGuardappuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SafeGuard

Program executable:SafeGuard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\safeguard\SafeGuard.exe
Additional files:
  • SGUpdaterSvc.exe - SGUpdaterSvc (SG Updater Service)
  • SafeGuard.exe - SafeGuard
  • uninstall.exe - Application
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLibrary unlabelled version)
  • SafeGuardappuninstall.exe
  • SafeGuardApp.exe
  • SafeGuardSrv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • SafeGuardSrv.exe runs as a service named 'SafeGuard Update Service' (SafeGuard Update Service) "Keep your SafeGuard software up to date.".
  • SGUpdaterSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SGUpdaterSvc' (SGUpdater).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SafeGuardApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SafeGuard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SafeGuard\SafeGuardApp.exe".

How do I remove SafeGuard?

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Or, you can uninstall SafeGuard 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 SafeGuard, 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 SafeGuard.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.00%
Windows 8 41.00%
Windows Vista 5.50%
Windows XP 1.50%
Windows 8.1 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.50%
Windows 8.1 26.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.92%
  France 18.08%
  Canada 6.92%
  United Kingdom 6.54%
  Australia 6.15%
  Netherlands 1.54%
  India 0.77%
  Finland 0.38%
  Sweden 0.38%
  Austria 0.38%
  New Zealand 0.38%
  Germany 0.38%
  DK 0.38%
  Czech Republic 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.57%
Dell 16.78%
Toshiba 14.77%
Acer 13.42%
ASUS 10.07%
Lenovo 3.36%
Medion 1.34%
Packard Bell 1.34%
Gateway 1.34%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.84%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.71%
Dell Inspiron N5030 1.71%
Dell Inspiron 660s 1.71%
Acer Aspire 5250 1.71%


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