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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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11.1.6 54.64%
11.1.5 3.09%
11.1.3 5.15%
11.1.1 3.09%
11.1 1.03%
11.0.5 23.71%
11.0.4 6.19%
11.0.1 2.06%
11.0 1.03%

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Steganos Safe 11

What is Steganos Safe 11?  (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos Privacy Suite 11 has a raft of new features including the ability to create several profiles for different users with Steganos Password Manager, capacity to capture and store more information about individual passwords; an unlimited number of safes, each with up to 512 GB of storage; mailbox encryption; conven...  Read more


Steganos Safe 11 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 11.1.6, 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 software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 32.73 MB (34,320,969 bytes). 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 57% of users of Steganos Safe 11 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/safe/features
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos safe 11
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 11\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 32.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 11

  • spm2012int.exe - Steganos Password Manager 2012
  • fredirstarter.exe - Steganos Safe 11 (File Redirection Starter)
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • PortableSafe.exe - Steganos PortableSafe
  • Safe.exe - Steganos Safe
  • SafeShutdown.exe - Steganos Safe Shutdown
  • sfs.dll - Steganos FreeSpace Shredder DLL
  • Shredder.exe - Steganos Shredder
  • startmonitor.dll - File Redirection Startmonitor
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe - Steganos Hot Key Service
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • uninstall.exe
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus - ArchiCrypt -) - ArchiCrypt Live Dynamic Link Library (Live Engine Dynamic Link Library)
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • Activation.exe - Steganos Safe
  • ActivationConsole.exe
  • amccsafe.exe
  • mccmove.exe
  • mccmoveconsole.exe
  • PicPass.exe
  • wxbase28u_net_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxbase28u_xml_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc.dll
  • python24.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • API.dll
  • dllregister.exe
  • fileredirection.dll
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE2009_Safe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 11\Safe.exe" -agent.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE2009 HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 11\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE2009 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 11\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 11?

You can uninstall Steganos Safe 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 Safe 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 Safe 11.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.23%
Windows 10 18.56%
Windows Vista 4.12%
Windows XP 3.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.33%
Windows 7 Professional 14.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.43%
Windows 8.1 5.15%
Windows 8 3.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.43% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 57.43%
  United States 12.87%
  Austria 6.93%
  France 4.95%
  Iran 3.96%
  Spain 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Egypt 1.98%
  United Kingdom 1.98%
  Chile 0.99%
  TN 0.99%
  Thailand 0.99%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Switzerland 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.57%
Acer 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Dell 10.71%
Sony 5.36%
American Megatrends 3.57%
Lenovo 1.79%
Toshiba 1.79%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.85%
Gigabyte P31-ES3G 3.85%
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 2.56%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
MEDION MS-7849 2.56%
MSI MS-7751 2.56%

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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