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Should I remove Safer Browser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,852
United States Rank #20,053
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.10 days
150.42 days >
Average installed length: 79.03 days


43.0.2337.124 32.47%
43.0.2337.118 3.90%
39.0.2163.0.86 63.64%

Safer Browser

What is Safer Browser?

The browser will track the user's behavior according to the TOS: "Our Applications collect certain data about your devices (including your hardware profiles, cookie text files, browser extensions, device IDs and IP Addresses), your browser and browser searches and search results, websites and web pages you visit and their content, and your clicks and interactions with websites, web pages and our Applications. We may also collect precise geo-location data."

About  (from Safer Technologies)

Our ‘safer’ technology will alert you when visiting unsafe websites and ensure that your computer encrypts your internet connection whenever possible. Combined with advanced Parental Controls and Web Of Trust integration, Safer Browser is the fastest, most secure browser on the market. WOT displays coloured traffic lig...  Read more


The most used version is 39.0.2163.0.86, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is safer.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Uninstall\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Safer Browser

Program executable:safer.exe
Name:Safer Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\safer technologies\safer browser\application\safer.exe
Additional files:
  • SaferBrowserProtector.exe - SaferBrowserProtector
  • chrmstp.exe - Safer Browser Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • safer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{04588D4A-E75F-42C3-A487-04F46E0F83A7}' (runs on registration).
  • SaferBrowserProtector.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SaferBrowserProtectTask' (runs daily at 4:56 PM).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • safer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SaferAutoLaunch_68D536CA65B70989F5EF8AAB15B710ED' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Application\safer.exe" --check-run=src=login --no-startup-window --auto-launch-at-startup --profile-directory="Default".
  • SaferBrowserProtector.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SaferBrowserIsDefault' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Application\SaferBrowserProtector.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • safer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Application\safer.exe'.

How do I remove Safer Browser?

You can uninstall Safer Browser 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 Safer Browser, 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 Safer Browser.
  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) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 36.36%
Windows Vista 5.19%
Windows XP 3.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 8.1 18.42%
Windows 7 Professional 13.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.55%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Australia 5.04%
  CW 0.84%
  Canada 0.84%
  Saudi Arabia 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.34%
Dell 26.87%
Acer 11.94%
ASUS 8.96%
Toshiba 7.46%
Lenovo 4.48%
Samsung 1.49%
Intel 1.49%
Gateway 1.49%
American Megatrends 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.82%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 2.82%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.41%
ASUS All Series 1.41%


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