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8% remove it92% keep it
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16.1 93.00%
16.0.3 2.00%
16.0.1 5.00%

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Steganos Safe 16


Steganos Safe 16 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most used version is 16.1, 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 software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 57.32 MB (60,107,855 bytes). Updater.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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Steganos Safe 16 come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 16\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 16\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 57.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 16

  • safe16intdle.exe - Steganos Product Downloader 1 (Steganos Product Downloader)
  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Safe 16 (Dropbox Encryption)
  • fredirstarter.exe - File Redirection Starter
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • PortableSafe.exe - Steganos PortableSafe
  • Safe.exe - Steganos Safe
  • safe16int.exe
  • 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
  • TraceDestruct.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor DLL
  • TraceDestructMSOffice.dll - Steganos TraceDestructor MSOffice DLL
  • TraceDestructor.exe - Steganos TraceDestructor
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • Updater.exe - Update Wizard
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus -ArchiCrypt-) - ArchiCrypt Live Engine (ACLEngine Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • CopyProcess.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_aui_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc.dll
  • fileredirection.dll
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Safe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'bmB75B Safe16' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 16\Safe.exe" -entry "Safe.ToggleDrive.bmB75B Safe16".
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SAFE16 Browser Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 16\SteganosBrowserMonitor.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 16\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE16 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 16\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 16?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Safe 16 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 16 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 16, 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 16.

Win 8 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.00%
Windows 7 47.00%
Windows Vista 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.00%
Windows 8.1 21.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.00%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.27% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 68.27%
  Austria 7.69%
  United States 6.73%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Dominican Republic 1.92%
  France 1.92%
  Switzerland 1.92%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Canada 1.92%
  Portugal 0.96%
  Spain 0.96%
  Saudi Arabia 0.96%
  CI 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 19.23%
Acer 13.46%
Dell 11.54%
Toshiba 5.77%
ASUS 3.85%
MSI 3.85%
Samsung 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
Sony 1.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.10%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 3.66%
Gigabyte X58A-UD5 2.44%
MEDION MS-7797 2.44%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.44%
MEDION MS-7800 1.22%

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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