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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,059
United States Rank #45,958
Reach 0.0099%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.31 days
776.06 days >
Average installed length: 407.76 days


12.0.6 17.44%
12.0.3 64.62%
12.0.2 1.03%
12.0.1 9.23%
12.0 7.69%

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Steganos Safe 12

What is Steganos Safe 12?  (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos Safe 12 works just like a real vault and protects all of your data from unauthorized third-party access. Without the right password, nobody can retrieve the contents. And with Steganos PicPass you don't even need a password, the right sequence of images will open the safe. Seamless system integration. The unlo...  Read more


Steganos Safe 12 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 12.0.3, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 40.95 MB (42,940,589 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 67% of users of Steganos Safe 12 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/safe/features
Installation folder: C:\program\steganos
Uninstaller: C:\program\steganos\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 40.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 12

  • fredirstarter.exe - Steganos Safe 12 (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
  • ShredderLow.exe
  • startmonitor.dll - File Redirection Startmonitor
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe - Steganos Hot Key Service
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • ShellExtension.dll
  • CopyProcess.exe
  • fileredirection.dll
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • 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_aui_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Safe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{54F6FB17-7901-4AFE-9785-D6C0423CED0A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE12_Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 12\Safe.exe" -agent.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE12 HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 12\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE12 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 12\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 12?

You can uninstall Steganos Safe 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 Safe 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 Safe 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows 10 14.87%
Windows XP 8.21%
Windows Vista 3.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.64%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.21%
Windows 10 Home 4.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.01% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 67.01%
  United States 9.14%
  France 5.08%
  Switzerland 2.54%
  Austria 2.54%
  United Kingdom 2.03%
  Iran 1.52%
  Greece 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  MA 0.51%
  TN 0.51%
  Thailand 0.51%
  Qatar 0.51%
  Belgium 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.04%
Medion 24.04%
Dell 15.38%
Hewlett-Packard 10.58%
Toshiba 6.73%
ASUS 3.85%
Sahara 3.85%
Intel 2.88%
Sony 0.96%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.68%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.68%
Acer Aspire M7811 1.79%
ASUS All Series 1.79%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 1.79%

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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