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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%


3.83 80.00%
3.41 20.00%

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Silver Key

What is Silver Key?  (from NightBee)

Silver Key encrypts data and creates encrypted parcel that can be safely sent over any insecure channel. Silver Key encrypts sensitive data and creates encrypted parcel that can be safely sent over the Internet. Silver Key parcels can be self-extracting so the correspondent does not need to install any software to decr...  Read more


Silver Key is a program developed by NightBee. The most used version is 3.83, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is skroot.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 10.29 MB (10,785,004 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 78% of users of Silver Key come from the United States, it is also popular in TT and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kryptel.com/products/silverkey.php
Help link: www.kryptel.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kryptel
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kryptel\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Kryptel\skinstall.log" -u
Estimated size: 10.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Silver Key

Program executable:skroot.exe
Name:Silver Key
Silver Key Root
Path:C:\Program Files\kryptel\skroot.exe
Additional files:
  • BCGCB700.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar DLL)
  • Kicker.exe (by INV Softworks) - Shared Crypto Components (Component Kicker)
  • Settings.exe (by INV Softworks) - Crypto Settings
  • Aes.dll - Crypto Tools (AES Block Cipher)
  • Blowfish.dll - Blowfish Block Cipher
  • BZip.dll - BZIP Compressor
  • Des.dll - DES Block Cipher
  • Des3.dll - Triple-DES Block Cipher
  • EntCol.exe - Entropy Collector
  • EntPool.dll - Entropy Pool
  • Enum.dll - Component Enumerator
  • Haval.dll - HAVAL Hash Function
  • KDep.exe - Key Depository
  • Md5.dll - MD5 Hash Function
  • PBar.dll - Progress Bar Component
  • Rng.dll - Random Number Generators
  • Serpent.dll - Serpent Block Cipher
  • Twofish.dll - Twofish Block Cipher
  • Zip.dll - ZIP Compressor
  • Saex.exe (by Inv Softworks) - Silver Key (Parcel Browser (Stand Alone Extractor))
  • SkCmd.exe (by Inv Softworks) - Silver Key Command Line Interface
  • SkJob.dll - Silver Key Job Processor
  • KBack.exe - Kryptel (Key Backup Program)
  • KeyServer.dll - Key Server
  • Km.exe - Key Generator
  • Shex.dll - Crypto Tools shell extension handler
  • VirtKeyb.dll - Virtual Keyboard
  • Comprx.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • Shex.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {11056249-400A-4461-BD5E-FD06113A3001}.
Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0B2D20BC-0344-4EA6-A4D3-1B30F67B5F39}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Kicker.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Kryptel Component Start' which loads as C:\Program Files\Kryptel\Kicker.exe.

How do I remove Silver Key?

Quickly and completely remove Silver Key from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Silver Key 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Silver Key, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Silver Key.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 40%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  TT 11.11%
  Czech Republic 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Intel 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 760 25.00%
Sony VGC-RB42G 25.00%
HP Compaq nc6400 (EH522AV... 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 25.00%


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