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Should I remove Safer Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,787
United States Rank #31,616
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.94 days
145.69 days >
Average installed length: 76.55 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Safer Updater

What is Safer Updater?

From the privacy policy: "We work with Partners to provide search functionality through Safer Software via a Search Provider. When an End User uses Safer Software to search on the web, certain information is collected from such End User, and this section describes how we collect, use and share such information collected through Safer Software. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PARTNERS AND SEARCH PROVIDERS MAY INDEPENDENTLY COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, AND THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT GOVERN THEIR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THIS PRIVACY POLICY ONLY COVERS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU. PLEASE CONSULT THEIR PRIVACY POLICIES BEFORE USING SAFER SOFTWARE."

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.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safer technologies\updater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Updater\SaferUpdaterUninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 717.98 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Safer Updater

Program executable:saferupdater.exe
Name:Safer Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\safer technologies\updater\saferupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • SaferUpdaterUninstall.exe - Safer Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SaferUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SaferUpdateTaskSCUD' (runs daily at 20:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SaferUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SaferUpdateTaskSCUD.

How do I remove Safer Updater?

You can uninstall Safer Updater 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 Updater, 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 Updater.

Win 10 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.56%
Windows 7 43.06%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.76%
Windows 8.1 21.13%
Windows 10 Home 19.72%
Windows 7 Professional 11.27%
Windows 10 Pro 7.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  United Kingdom 22.73%
  Canada 15.91%
  Australia 14.77%
  Hong Kong 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.61%
Dell 18.37%
ASUS 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Acer 10.20%
MSI 4.08%
Alienware 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.69%
Hewlett-Packard 500-132a 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850D 1.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 1.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.56%


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