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18.0.1 3.16%

Steganos Privacy Suite 18

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Steganos Privacy Suite 18 is a program developed by Steganos Software GmbH. The most used version is 18.0.3, 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 44 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Steganos Privacy Suite 18 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 18\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 18\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Privacy Suite 18

  • CryptNHide.exe - Steganos Privacy Suite 18 (Steganos Crypt & Hide)
  • CryptNHideViewer.exe - Steganos Crypt & Hide Viewer
  • fredirstarter.exe - File Redirection Starter
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • Notifier.exe - 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
  • PortableSafe.exe - Steganos PortableSafe
  • Safe.exe - Steganos Safe
  • SafeElevated.exe - Steganos Safe (Admin)
  • SafeShutdown.exe - Steganos Safe Shutdown
  • sfs.dll - Steganos FreeSpace Shredder DLL
  • Shredder.exe - Steganos Shredder
  • ShredderLow.exe
  • ShutdownPasswordManager.exe - PasswordManager ShutdownApp
  • ShutdownPasswordManagerRelay.exe - PasswordManagerCom ShutdownApp
  • ShutdownSafe.exe - Safe ShutdownApp
  • ShutdownSuite.exe - Suite ShutdownApp
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar and BHO
  • SPMIEToolbar64.dll - Steganos Password Manager (Steganos Password Manager 64-Bit Internet Explorer Toolbar)
  • SPMExporter.dll - SPMExporter
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • SPMExporter.exe - SPMExporterRegistry
  • EmailEncryptionOutlookPlugin2_x64.dll
  • fileredirection.dll
  • infohelper.exe
  • manifest.json
  • passwordmanager.conversion.exe
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • setuptool.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with the class of {F8C516FE-BF12-4C4A-A70A-6BCB164875A4} (
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • SPMIEToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Steganos Password Manager Toolbar' with a class of {F8C516FE-BF12-4C4A-A70A-6BCB164875A4}.
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Notifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SSS18 Notifier.
  • fredirstarter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SSS18 File Redirection Starter.
  • Safe.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • passwordmanagercom.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 'SSS18_PasswordManager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 18\PasswordManager.exe".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • passwordmanagercom.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS18 Chrome Autofill Relay' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 18\passwordmanagercom.exe".
  • Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS18 Notifier' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 18\Notifier.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSS18 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 18\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Privacy Suite 18?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Privacy Suite 18 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Steganos Privacy Suite 18 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 Privacy Suite 18, 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 Privacy Suite 18.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Steganos Privacy Suite 18 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 86%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 86.32%
Windows 7 13.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.26%
Windows 10 Pro 34.74%
Windows 7 Professional 6.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.26%
Windows 8.1 5.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.76%
  Germany 36.36%
  France 4.96%
  Austria 1.65%
  United Kingdom 1.65%
  Italy 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  BG 0.83%
  Switzerland 0.83%
  Spain 0.83%
  Philippines 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 25.81%
Acer 19.35%
Hewlett-Packard 16.13%
Dell 12.90%
Lenovo 12.90%
ASUS 9.68%
Intel 1.61%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.95%
MEDION Akoya P5330 E MD88... 2.63%
MSI MS-7971 2.63%
Acer Aspire 8735 2.63%
Sony VPCF12Z1E 1.32%


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