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Should I remove Steganos Password Manager 17?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #39,356
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17.1.3 82.19%
17.1.2 2.74%
17.1.1 1.37%
17.1 8.22%
17.0.3 4.11%
17.0.2 1.37%

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Steganos Password Manager 17


Steganos Password Manager 17 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 17.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 22 files. The installed file Updater.exe 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 52% of users of Steganos Password Manager 17 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 17\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 17\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Password Manager 17

  • Notifier.exe - Steganos Password Manager 17 (Steganos Notifier)
  • PasswordManager.exe - Steganos Password Manager
  • passwordmanagercom.exe - Steganos Password Manager Chrome Autofill Relay
  • passwordmanageriebroker.exe - Steganos Password Manager IE Broker
  • PasswordManagerStandalone.exe - Steganos Password Manager Standalone
  • ShutdownPasswordManager.exe - PasswordManager ShutdownApp
  • ShutdownPasswordManagerRelay.exe - PasswordManagerCom ShutdownApp
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar and BHO
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • Updater.exe - Update Wizard
  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll - Steganos Password Manager (Steganos Password Manager 64-Bit Internet Explorer Toolbar)
  • SPMExporter.dll - SPMExporter

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {024538B9-3F39-49FF-9503-975F743210FA}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with the class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF} (
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with a class of {9C65D12D-CF9D-454D-8049-61965D8C6FFF}.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • passwordmanagercom.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • Notifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PasswordManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SPM17_PasswordManager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 17\PasswordManager.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • passwordmanagercom.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SPM17 Chrome Autofill Relay' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 17\passwordmanagercom.exe".
  • Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SPM17 Notifier' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 17\Notifier.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Password Manager 17?

You can uninstall Steganos Password Manager 17 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 Steganos Password Manager 17, 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 Steganos Password Manager 17.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Password Manager 17 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 75%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.34%
Windows 7 23.29%
Windows XP 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 39.73%
Windows 10 Pro 31.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.48%
Windows 8.1 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.85% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 51.85%
  United States 30.86%
  Netherlands 6.17%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Austria 2.47%
  France 1.23%
  Norway 1.23%
  Switzerland 1.23%
  Spain 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Acer 23.08%
Medion 20.51%
Dell 5.13%
ASUS 5.13%
Toshiba 5.13%
Sony 2.56%
Packard Bell 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Lenovo 2.56%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7519 3.57%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 3.57%
Hewlett-Packard 700-339 3.57%
MSI MS-7721 1.79%

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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