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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,511
United States Rank #31,563
Reach 0.0200%

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.2.1 93.54%
15.2 0.52%
15.1.1 3.36%
15.1 0.78%
15.0.2 1.03%
15.0.1 0.26%
15.0 0.52%

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Steganos Safe 15

Overview

Steganos Safe 15 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 15.2.1, 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 setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 56.81 MB (59,567,645 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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Steganos Safe 15 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 56.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 15

  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Safe 15 (Dropbox Encryption)
  • fredirstarter.exe - 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
  • ShutdownSafe.exe - Safe ShutdownApp
  • StartInstallEngine.exe - Steganos StartInstallEngine
  • startmonitor.dll - File Redirection Startmonitor
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe - Steganos Trace Destructor Browser Monitor
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe - Steganos Hot Key Service
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • TraceDestruct.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor DLL
  • TraceDestructMSOffice.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor MSOffice DLL
  • TraceDestructor.exe - Steganos TraceDestructor
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SAFE15 Browser Monitor.
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • fredirstarter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE15 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE15_Safe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\Safe.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steganos HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE15 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 15\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 15?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Safe 15 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Steganos Safe 15 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 Safe 15, 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 Safe 15.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.13%
Windows 7 46.77%
Windows Vista 1.81%
Windows XP 1.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.72%
Windows 7 Professional 16.45%
Windows 10 Home 15.67%
Windows 8.1 14.62%
Windows 10 Pro 7.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.49% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 74.49%
  United States 10.20%
  Austria 3.57%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Thailand 1.02%
  France 1.02%
  Australia 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Italy 0.77%
  Switzerland 0.51%
  Russia 0.51%
  Romania 0.51%
  MA 0.26%
  Taiwan 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 30.73%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 9.38%
Hewlett-Packard 9.38%
ASUS 7.29%
GIGABYTE 5.21%
Lenovo 4.69%
Samsung 3.13%
Toshiba 2.60%
MSI 1.56%
Sony 1.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.50%
Acer Aspire V3-771 7.19%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.27%
MEDION MS-7797 2.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.61%
MEDION MS-7848 2.61%

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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