84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove SafeMonitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,311
United States Rank #17,181
Reach 0.0044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.07 days
503.63 days >
Average installed length: 264.62 days


2.6.15 30.23%
2.6.14 1.16%
2.6.0 4.65%
2.5.94 56.98%
2.5.93 4.65%
2.5.86 2.33%


What is SafeMonitor?

Safe Monitor bundles additional potentially unwanted toolbars on the user's PC during installation: "In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you. For example, you may be given the option to install a search toolbar during installation. 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."

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
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SafeMonitor.
common.dll (8c4ebe02fc9ac75c91959d62c465be4f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.36
ESET-NOD32 7.8481 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
Symantec 7/2/2013 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.183 TROJ_GEN.F47V0519
VIPRE Antivirus 18982 SearchDonkey (fs)
SafeMonitor 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
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SafeMonitor

Program module:common.dll
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 'SafeMonitor' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.

How do I remove SafeMonitor?

You can uninstall SafeMonitor 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 SafeMonitor, 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 SafeMonitor.
  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 SafeMonitor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.12%
Windows 10 12.79%
Windows Vista 12.79%
Windows XP 9.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.14%
Windows 8 6.98%
Windows 7 Professional 5.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.86%
  Iran 1.38%
  Australia 0.69%
  Sweden 0.69%
  CU 0.69%
  Germany 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.75%
Dell 23.81%
Acer 20.63%
ASUS 6.35%
Toshiba 4.76%
Intel 3.17%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Sony 1.59%
Compaq 1.59%
Gateway 1.59%
Common models
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.60%
BIOSTAR Group MCP6P3 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.60%
Gateway GT5674 1.30%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.30%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.30%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
kurmatover a year ago
Chrome says it is malicious and blocked it.
expert comment
Jim Brown (Expert)over a year ago
I think it is connected to the adware company GenTechnologies Apps.