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Should I remove SecuStar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,810
Reach 0.0111%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.79 days
672.44 days >
Average installed length: 353.32 days


2014 59.82%
2013 36.53%
0.1 3.65%


What is SecuStar?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

In the summary view of SecuStar, you can get an overview of your saved passwords or you can let them display, sorted by self-defined categories. When using SecuStar on several computers, we recommend the use of a Cloud account. Your password data is thus always synchronized on all devices. SecuStar can be easily use...  Read more


SecuStar is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 2014, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named apm.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 45.48 MB (47,691,161 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 78% of users of SecuStar come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Abelssoft.de
Help link: www.abelssoft.de/kontakt.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SecuStar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SecuStar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 45.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SecuStar

Program executable:apm.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\secustar\apm.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • WPFToolkit.Extended.dll (by Xceed Software) - Extended WPF Toolkit
  • SystemHookListener.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - SystemHookListener
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • VKeyboard.dll (by James Witt Hurst) - JHVirtualKeyboard
  • AbSecurePassword.dll - AbSecurePassword
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll (by Ascora) - AbSettingsKeeper
  • Awesomium.dll (by Khrona) - Awesomium v1.6.2
  • AwesomiumProcess.exe (by Khrona)
  • AwesomiumSharp.dll - AwesomiumSharp (AwesomiumSharp v1.6.2)
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • AbFlexTrans.dll - AbFlexTrans
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • HookSystem.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Apm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00BAB55B-A55A-480C-8E4F-21E07B370E46}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Apm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named secustar.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Apm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'secustar' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SecuStar\Apm.exe" minimized delayed.

How do I remove SecuStar?

You can uninstall SecuStar 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 SecuStar, 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 SecuStar.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.32%
Windows 10 24.66%
Windows XP 2.74%
Windows Vista 2.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.62%
Windows 7 Professional 11.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.17%
Windows 8.1 9.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.28% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 78.28%
  United States 5.88%
  Australia 3.62%
  Switzerland 2.71%
  Austria 2.26%
  United Kingdom 2.26%
  Canada 1.81%
  France 1.36%
  Luxembourg 0.90%
  Belgium 0.45%
  Netherlands 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 34.23%
Acer 22.52%
Hewlett-Packard 12.61%
ASUS 6.31%
Dell 5.41%
Intel 5.41%
Toshiba 2.70%
Lenovo 1.80%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
Acer Aspire M3970 1.77%
Acer Aspire M3800 1.77%
MEDION E7212 1.77%
MEDION MS-7800 1.77%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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