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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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13.0.2 95.24%
13.0.1 1.79%
13.0 2.98%

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Steganos Password Manager 2012

What is Steganos Password Manager 2012?  (from Steganos GmbH)

On the Internet though, many people use the same password again and again. This is a huge security risk. If only one of their accounts is broken into by hackers, their whole online identity could be compromised. Strangers could write emails in their name, shop online or access their bank accounts and ultimately damage ...  Read more


Steganos Password Manager 2012 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 13.0.2, 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 37 files. 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 75% of users of Steganos Password Manager 2012 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos password manager 2012
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 2012\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Password Manager 2012

  • PasswordManager.exe - Steganos Password Manager 2012 (Steganos Password Manager)
  • PasswordManagerStandalone.exe - Steganos Password Manager Standalone
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar and BHO
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • PwmMobile.exe - Steganos Passwordmanager 2009 (Steganos Password Manager 2009 Mobile)
  • passwordmanager.conversion.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe

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}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PasswordManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SPM2012_PasswordManager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Password Manager 2012\PasswordManager.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Password Manager 2012?

You can uninstall Steganos Password Manager 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Password Manager 2012 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.21%
Windows 10 16.07%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.21%
Windows 7 Professional 11.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.95%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.86% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 74.86%
  United States 7.43%
  United Kingdom 6.86%
  Austria 5.14%
  Switzerland 1.14%
  Spain 1.14%
  Thailand 0.57%
  Russia 0.57%
  Indonesia 0.57%
  Luxembourg 0.57%
  Canada 0.57%
  Poland 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.21%
Dell 17.95%
Medion 12.82%
Hewlett-Packard 10.26%
Toshiba 7.69%
Lenovo 6.41%
American Megatrends 5.13%
ASUS 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
MSI 2.56%
Common models
MEDION H61H2-LM3 1.96%
Acer Extensa 5635Z 1.96%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.96%
Dell Dell DXP051 1.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7748 1.96%

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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