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Should I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,917
United States Rank #30,732
Reach 0.0317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.15 days
210.82 days >
Average installed length: 110.77 days


12.1.1 61.60%
12.1 33.60%
12.0.9 1.60%
12.0.6 1.12%
12.0.5 0.64%
12.0.2 0.16%
12.0.1 0.16%
12.0 1.12%

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Steganos Privacy Suite 12


Steganos Privacy Suite 12 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 12.1.1, 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 50 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 83% of users of Steganos Privacy Suite 12 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/privacy-suite
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos privacy suite 12
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 12\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Privacy Suite 12

  • PwmMobile.exe - Steganos Passwordmanager 2009 (Steganos Password Manager 2009 Mobile)
  • EmailEncryption.exe - Steganos Privacy Suite 12 (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
  • 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 Privacy Suite
  • TraceDestruct.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor DLL
  • TraceDestructMSOffice.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor MSOffice DLL
  • TraceDestructor.exe - Steganos TraceDestructor
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • 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}.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS12 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 12\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Safe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 12\Safe.exe" -entry Safe.ToggleDrive.Safe.
  • Suite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SSS12_Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 12\Suite.exe" -agent.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS12 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 12\fredirstarter.exe".
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS12 HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 12\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 12?

You can uninstall Steganos Privacy Suite 12 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 12, 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 12.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Privacy Suite 12 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.88%
Windows 10 11.18%
Windows Vista 6.71%
Windows XP 6.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.77%
Windows 10 Home 2.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.65% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 82.65%
  United States 6.78%
  Austria 2.37%
  France 2.05%
  Spain 0.79%
  United Kingdom 0.79%
  Switzerland 0.47%
  Netherlands 0.47%
  Poland 0.47%
  Italy 0.47%
  Australia 0.32%
  Iran 0.32%
  MA 0.16%
  Singapore 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 39.19%
Acer 20.17%
Dell 9.51%
Hewlett-Packard 7.20%
ASUS 6.34%
Toshiba 3.17%
Samsung 3.17%
Sahara 2.31%
Intel 1.73%
Sony 1.15%
American Megatrends 0.86%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.30%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 2.27%

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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