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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,063
Reach 0.0070%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.75 days
582.74 days >
Average installed length: 306.18 days


VersionDistribution 3.62% 95.65% 0.72%

SafeNet Authentication Client 8.1 SP1

What is SafeNet Authentication Client SP1?  (from SafeNet)

SafeNet Authentication Client is a unified middleware client that manages SafeNet’s extensive portfolio of certificate-based authenticators, including eToken and iKey smart card, USB and software-based devices. Offering full backward compatibility and incorporating features from previous middleware versions, SafeNet Au...  Read more


SafeNet Authentication Client 8.1 SP1 is a program developed by SafeNet. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 36.31 MB (38,073,778 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of SafeNet Authentication Client SP1 come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Croatia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safenet-inc.com/products/data-protection/two-factor-authentication/etoken-pki-client
Help link: www.safenet-inc.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SafeNet\Authentication\SAC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4DFE8ACE-8652-4CCE-A2C1-DB23C7D4F4AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 36.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SafeNet Authentication Client 8.1 SP1

  • eTCI.dll - SafeNet Anywhere Configuration Tool (eTCI Dynamic Link Library)
  • eTokenUI.dll - SafeNet Authentication Client (SAC UI Dynamic Link Library)
  • eTokenUI.pl-PL.dll
  • eTokenUI.pt-BR.dll
  • eTokenUI.ro-RO.dll
  • eTokenUI.ru-RU.dll
  • eTokenUI.th-TH.dll
  • eTokenUI.vi-VN.dll
  • eTokenUI.zh-CN.dll
  • manageReaders.exe - eToken readers management tool
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.exe - Connect SafeNet eToken Virtual
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.hu-HU.dll - SafeNet eToken Virtual alkalmazás regisztrálása
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.it-IT.dll - Registra l'applicazione SafeNet eToken Virtual
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.ja-JP.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.ko-KR.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.lt-LT.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.pl-PL.dll - Zarejestruj program SafeNet eToken Virtual
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.pt-BR.dll - Registrar aplicativo SafeNet eToken Virtual
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.ro-RO.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.ru-RU.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.th-TH.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.vi-VN.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.zh-CN.dll
  • RegistereTokenVirtual.zh-TW.dll
  • SACMonitor.exe
  • SACMonitor.it-IT.dll
  • SACMonitor.ja-JP.dll
  • SACMonitor.ko-KR.dll
  • SACMonitor.lt-LT.dll
  • SACMonitor.pl-PL.dll
  • SACMonitor.pt-BR.dll
  • SACMonitor.ro-RO.dll
  • SACMonitor.ru-RU.dll
  • SACMonitor.th-TH.dll
  • SACMonitor.vi-VN.dll
  • SACMonitor.zh-CN.dll
  • SACMonitor.zh-TW.dll
  • SACSrv.exe - SafeNet Authentication Client Service
  • SACTools.exe - SafeNet Authentication Client Tools

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SACSrv.exe runs as a service named 'SACSrv' (SACSrv) "SafeNet Authentication Client Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SACMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SACMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SafeNet\Authentication\SAC\x64\SACMonitor.exe".

How do I remove SafeNet Authentication Client SP1?

You can uninstall SafeNet Authentication Client SP1 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 SafeNet Authentication Client 8.1 SP1, 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 SafeNet Authentication Client SP1.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.01%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows XP 10.87%
Windows Vista 1.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.07%
Windows 10 Pro 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.37% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 44.37%
  United States 16.56%
  Croatia 14.57%
  Romania 7.28%
  Germany 5.30%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Italy 1.99%
  France 1.32%
  India 1.32%
  Singapore 0.66%
  Thailand 0.66%
  Mexico 0.66%
  Austria 0.66%
  Portugal 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.44%
Hewlett-Packard 21.84%
Acer 17.24%
ASUS 10.34%
Lenovo 5.75%
Samsung 4.60%
Sony 4.60%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Intel 1.15%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.00%
Dell Vostro 3550 2.00%
Dell Vostro 270s 2.00%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.00%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 2.00%

About (from SafeNet, Inc.)

SafeNet is the largest company exclusively focused on the protection of high-value information assets. SafeNet is a leading global provider of data protection.
Publisher URL: www.safenet-inc.com


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