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Stay Secure


Stay Secure is a program developed by grafio. 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 Stay Secure.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1010.73 KB (1,034,987 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 39% of users of Stay Secure come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Stay Secure
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Stay Secure\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1010.73 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Stay Secure

Program executable:Stay Secure.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Stay Secure\Stay Secure.exe
Additional files:
  • Stay Secure.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Stay Secure.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13E222CD-E83D-4003-8FC7-A55140309696}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Stay Secure.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Opera Internet Browser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Stay Secure.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

How do I remove Stay Secure?

You can uninstall Stay Secure 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 Stay Secure, 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 Stay Secure.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.26%
Windows Vista 18.87%
Windows XP 13.21%
Windows 10 5.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.43%
Windows 7 Starter 7.55%
Windows 10 Pro 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.06%
  Germany 14.06%
  United Kingdom 9.38%
  Brazil 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Spain 3.13%
  France 3.13%
  Greece 3.13%
  Italy 3.13%
  Philippines 3.13%
  Austria 1.56%
  CM 1.56%
  Hungary 1.56%
  Israel 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.16%
Acer 25.81%
American Megatrends 9.68%
Dell 6.45%
Sony 6.45%
Lenovo 3.23%
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