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8% remove it92% keep it
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11.1.8 32.24%
11.1.7 40.44%
11.1.5 21.31%
11.1.2 1.09%
11.1 0.55%
11.0.6 1.09%
11.0 3.28%

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Steganos Privacy Suite 11


Steganos Privacy Suite 11 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 11.1.7, 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 73 files and is usually about 54.44 MB (57,089,107 bytes). The installed file SteganosUpdater.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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 72% of users of Steganos Privacy Suite 11 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/privacy-suite
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos privacy suite 11
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 11\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 54.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Privacy Suite 11

  • PwmMobile.exe - Steganos Passwordmanager 2009 (Steganos Password Manager 2009 Mobile)
  • EmailEncryption.exe - Steganos Privacy Suite 11 (Steganos EmailEncryption)
  • EmailEncryptionDLL.dll - Steganos EmailEncryption DLL
  • EmailEncryptionOutlookPlugin2.dll - Steganos Encryption Outlook Plugin
  • EmailViewer.exe - Steganos EmailViewer
  • FileManager.exe - Steganos FileManager
  • fredirstarter.exe - File Redirection Starter
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • PasswordManager.exe - Steganos Password Manager
  • PasswordManagerStandalone.exe - Steganos Password Manager Standalone
  • PortableSafe.exe - Steganos PortableSafe
  • PrivateFavorites.exe - Steganos PrivateFavorites
  • PwmBho.dll - Steganos Password-manager (Password autofill plugin for IE)
  • Safe.exe - Steganos Safe
  • SafeShutdown.exe - Steganos Safe Shutdown
  • sfs.dll - Steganos FreeSpace Shredder DLL
  • Shredder.exe - Steganos Shredder
  • ShredderLow.exe
  • SpfIEPlugin.dll - Steganos PrivateFavorites BHO
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar and BHO
  • startmonitor.dll - File Redirection Startmonitor
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe - Steganos Trace Destructor Browser Monitor
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe - Steganos Hot Key Service
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • Suite.exe - Steganos Suite
  • TraceDestruct.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor DLL
  • TraceDestructMSOffice.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor MSOffice DLL
  • TraceDestructor.exe - Steganos TraceDestructor
  • uninstall.exe
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus - ArchiCrypt -) - ArchiCrypt Live Dynamic Link Library (Live Engine Dynamic Link Library)
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • fileredirection.dll
  • passwordmanager.conversion.exe
  • privatefavorites.conversion.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • SpfIEPlugin.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Steganos Private Favoriten' with a class of {00000000-5736-4205-000A-8E2B1BC81D6F}.
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 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Suite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS2009_Suite' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 11\Suite.exe".
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS2009 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 11\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS2009 HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 11\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS2009 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 11\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 11?

You can uninstall Steganos Privacy Suite 11 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 Privacy Suite 11, 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 Privacy Suite 11.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Privacy Suite 11 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? 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 72.68%
Windows 10 12.57%
Windows Vista 8.74%
Windows XP 6.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.51%
Windows 7 Professional 14.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.08%
Windows 10 Home 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.88% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 71.88%
  United States 11.98%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Austria 4.17%
  Spain 2.08%
  Belgium 0.52%
  France 0.52%
  NG 0.52%
  Australia 0.52%
  Mexico 0.52%
  Indonesia 0.52%
  Japan 0.52%
  Netherlands 0.52%
  Italy 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 36.00%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 14.00%
Intel 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Sony 2.00%
Samsung 2.00%
Toshiba 1.00%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 2.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 2.38%
BIOSTAR Group A780L3L 2.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.38%

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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