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Should I remove Safety Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,503
United States Rank #24,979
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.64 days
284.46 days >
Average installed length: 149.46 days


VersionDistribution 4.92% 93.44% 1.64%

Safety Optimizer

What is Safety Optimizer?

Bundles the Crawler Toolbar as well as other potentially unwanted web browser extensions or products.

About  (from Crawler)

You have a need for privacy, especially when communicating over the Internet. Most Internet users trust their email providers and visited websites are safe and protected. Unfortunately, many so-called secure servers supporting the Web do not meet minimum-security standards to properly safeguard your sensitive personal ...  Read more


Safety Optimizer is a program developed by Crawler. 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. The main program executable is safetyoptimizer.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 3.57 MB (3,741,706 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Safety Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Australia.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Safety Optimizer.
SafetyOptimizer.exe (4e6911f489115ec241b8ed5ea2c80695) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Crawler.BB
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0912
Safety Optimizer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safetyoptimizer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Safety Optimizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Safety Optimizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Safety Optimizer

Program executable:safetyoptimizer.exe
Name:Safety Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\safety optimizer\safetyoptimizer.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • SafetyOptimizer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Safety Optimizer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Safety Optimizer\SafetyOptimizer.exe /tray.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SafetyOptimizer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Safety Optimizer' which loads as C:\Program Files\Safety Optimizer\SafetyOptimizer.exe /tray.

How do I remove Safety Optimizer?

You can uninstall Safety Optimizer 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 Safety Optimizer, 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 Safety Optimizer.
  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 10 61%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.94%
Windows 7 32.03%
Windows XP 3.91%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 35.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.66%
Windows 8.1 12.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.26%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.79%
Windows 7 Professional 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.78%
  India 10.17%
  Australia 5.08%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Italy 3.39%
  Brazil 2.54%
  Sweden 1.69%
  New Zealand 1.69%
  Germany 1.69%
  DK 1.69%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  MA 0.85%
  Lebanon 0.85%
  Belgium 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
ASUS 7.35%
Toshiba 7.35%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Samsung 2.94%
Medion 1.47%
MSI 1.47%
Sony 1.47%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 33.63%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 6.19%
ASUSTeK X551MA 1.77%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 1720 0.88%

About Crawler

Run by Xacti Group Companies Crawler provides toolbar type programs for various Web browsers.
Publisher URL: www.crawler.com


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