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Should I remove Steganos Online Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,550
United States Rank #13,633
Reach 0.1340%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.26 days
243.76 days >
Average installed length: 128.08 days


1.5.3 0.32%
1.5.2 2.61%
1.5.1 0.48%
1.5 0.05%
1.4.16 8.14%
1.4.15 0.69%
1.4.14 27.66%
1.4.13 1.76%
1.4.12 6.97%
1.4.11 4.36%
1.4.10 1.06%
1.4.9 3.56%
1.4.8 6.60%
1.4.7 2.07%
1.4.6 11.76%
1.4.5 2.18%
1.4.4 0.27%
1.4.3 0.59%
1.4.2 0.05%
1.4.1 0.27%
1.3.1 1.01%
1.3 1.49%
1.2 2.98%
1.1.4 0.59%
1.1.3 1.22%
1.1.2 0.74%
1.1.1 0.48%
1.1 3.19%
1.0.4 2.23%
1.0.3 3.46%
1.0.1 1.06%
1.0 0.11%

Other programs by Steganos GmbH

Steganos Online Shield

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


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, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 37 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 8. While about 68% 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)
  • 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
  • infohelper.exe
  • RenameTAP.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ServiceControl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9A549C2-2720-452C-A3DD-8F0DF8E98609}' (runs on registration).
  • OnlineShieldService.exe runs as a service named 'Online Shield Starter Service' (Online Shield Starter Service).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • OnlineShieldClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steganos VPN Proxy Handler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Online Shield\OnlineShieldClient.exe" -removeproxy.
  • 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".

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.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.73%
Windows 8 33.83%
Windows Vista 4.10%
Windows XP 2.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.15%
Windows 8.1 14.44%
Windows 7 Professional 11.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.40% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 68.40%
  United States 7.94%
  France 4.47%
  United Kingdom 2.10%
  Austria 1.37%
  Switzerland 1.21%
  MA 1.21%
  DZ 0.95%
  Canada 0.89%
  Italy 0.89%
  Australia 0.79%
  Spain 0.63%
  Philippines 0.63%
  Brazil 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 30.04%
Acer 19.78%
Hewlett-Packard 14.65%
Dell 10.35%
ASUS 8.68%
Toshiba 3.73%
Samsung 3.64%
Lenovo 3.08%
Intel 0.93%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.12%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.96%
ASUS All Series 3.80%
MEDION MS-7797 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.81%

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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