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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,490
United States Rank #11,368
Reach 0.1195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.75 days
376.12 days >
Average installed length: 197.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.6.3 4.20%
1.6.2 3.20%
1.6.1 4.50%
1.6 0.17%
1.5.4 1.30%
1.5.3 0.69%
1.5.2 2.55%
1.5.1 0.48%
1.5 0.09%
1.4.16 9.78%
1.4.15 0.61%
1.4.14 22.76%
1.4.13 1.43%
1.4.12 5.84%
1.4.11 3.59%
1.4.10 0.87%
1.4.9 2.94%
1.4.8 5.45%
1.4.7 1.69%
1.4.6 9.69%
1.4.5 1.90%
1.4.4 0.22%
1.4.3 0.48%
1.4.2 0.04%
1.4.1 0.22%
1.3.1 0.82%
1.3 1.21%
1.2 2.51%
1.1.4 0.48%
1.1.3 1.00%
1.1.2 0.61%
1.1.1 0.39%
1.1 2.64%
1.0.4 1.82%
1.0.3 2.86%
1.0.1 0.91%
1.0 0.09%

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Steganos Online Shield

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What is Steganos Online Shield?  (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos Online Shield protects you extensively and continuously while being on the Internet. It locks hackers out reliably and secures you online when you shop, browse or download -356 days a year. Protect yourself against snoops in public hotspots, for example while being in a hotel, a cafe, an airport or at the offi...  Read more

Overview

Steganos Online Shield is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 1.4.14, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is [INSTALLDIR]OnlineShieldClient.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 31.49 MB (33,018,129 bytes). SteganosUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of Steganos Online Shield come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/secure-surfing/online-shield/overview
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos online shield
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 31.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Online Shield

  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Online Shield (Steganos Shredder DLL)
  • Notifier.exe - Steganos Notifier
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe
  • OnlineShieldService.exe
  • OnlineShieldServiceStarter.exe - OnlineShield Service Starter
  • ShutdownApp.exe - OnlineShield ShutdownApp
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe - Steganos Online Shield Browser Monitor
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • Updater.exe - Update Wizard
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • awesomium.dll (by Awesomium Technologies) - Awesomium (Awesomium Core)
  • awesomium_process.exe (by Awesomium Technologies) - Awesomium Renderer
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • infohelper.exe
  • RenameTAP.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ServiceControl.exe
  • setuptool.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E1301222-039A-4A01-990A-64191F9D9B45}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOS_Agent.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOS Browser Monitor_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-869138378-1274519537-3161427072-1001.
  • Notifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOS Notifier_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Service
  • OnlineShieldService.exe runs as a service named 'Online Shield Starter Service' (Online Shield Starter Service).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SOS_Update' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\Updater.exe" --resume --verbosity silent.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SOS Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SOS_Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\OnlineShieldClient.exe" -agent.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS_Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\Updater.exe.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS Browser Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe.
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS_Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\OnlineShieldClient.exe.
  • Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOS Notifier' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\Notifier.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Online Shield?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Online Shield from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Steganos Online Shield 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 Steganos Online Shield, 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 Steganos Online Shield.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.29%
Windows 10 41.26%
Windows Vista 3.50%
Windows XP 1.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.39%
Windows 8.1 12.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.29%
Windows 10 Home 9.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.32% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 64.32%
  United States 12.12%
  France 4.67%
  United Kingdom 2.02%
  Italy 1.56%
  Austria 1.43%
  Switzerland 1.09%
  MA 1.01%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  DZ 0.84%
  Spain 0.80%
  Canada 0.76%
  Australia 0.72%
  Brazil 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.48%
Acer 19.55%
Hewlett-Packard 15.53%
Dell 10.30%
ASUS 8.86%
GIGABYTE 5.38%
Lenovo 4.02%
Samsung 3.56%
Toshiba 3.48%
Intel 0.83%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.61%
ASUS All Series 4.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.60%
MEDION MS-7797 3.03%
MEDION MS-7800 3.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.88%

About (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos’ advanced encryption options make hiding photos, documents and contact data easy — an invaluable tool when you consider how many laptops are lost or stolen everyday.
Publisher URL: www.steganos.com

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