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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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17.1.2 100.00%

Steganos Safe 17

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Overview

Steganos Safe 17 is a program developed by Steganos Software GmbH. 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 30 files. 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Steganos Safe 17 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 17\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 17\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 17

  • fredirstarter.exe - Steganos Safe 17 (File Redirection Starter)
  • LibShred.dll - Steganos Shredder DLL
  • Notifier.exe - Steganos Notifier
  • 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
  • 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
  • ShellExtension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • fredirstarter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SAFE17 File Redirection Starter_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • Notifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
4 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 17\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE17 Browser Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 17\SteganosBrowserMonitor.exe".
  • Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE17 Notifier' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 17\Notifier.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE17 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 17\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 17?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Safe 17 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 17 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 17, 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 17.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 78%
Win 7 (SP1) 22%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 77.65%
Windows 7 22.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.35%
Windows 10 Pro 31.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 8.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.35%
Windows 10 Education 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.70% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 61.70%
  United States 23.40%
  Austria 4.26%
  Netherlands 4.26%
  Switzerland 2.13%
  France 2.13%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Portugal 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 36.21%
Medion 17.24%
Samsung 8.62%
ASUS 8.62%
Lenovo 8.62%
Hewlett-Packard 6.90%
Dell 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
MSI 1.72%
GIGABYTE 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
Acer Predator G9-793 2.78%
ASUS All Series 2.78%
LENOVO 80HE 2.78%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 2.78%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 2.78%

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