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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,567
United States Rank #43,257
Reach 0.0199%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.83 days
880.01 days >
Average installed length: 462.38 days


13.0.5 81.61%
13.0.4 1.04%
13.0.3 2.59%
13.0.1 8.03%
13.0 6.74%

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Steganos Safe 2012

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What is Steganos Safe 2012?  (from Steganos GmbH)

Everything that's nobody else's business belongs in a safe. It's no different with your computer. Steganos Safe is your virtual vault. Whether it's business reports, family photos or your diary - they're all safe with Steganos Safe. It's child's play to use. Imagine Steganos Safe as a normal folder that disappears at t...  Read more


Steganos Safe 2012 is a software program developed by Steganos GmbH. The most common release is 13.0.5, 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 32 files and is usually about 41.68 MB (43,705,234 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 59% of users of Steganos Safe 2012 come from Germany, it is also popular in MA and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/safe/features
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steganos safe 2012
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 2012\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 41.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steganos Safe 2012

  • DropCypher.exe - Steganos Safe 2012 (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
  • StartInstallEngine.exe - Steganos StartInstallEngine
  • startmonitor.dll - File Redirection Startmonitor
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe - Steganos Hot Key Service
  • SteganosUpdater.exe - Steganos Updater
  • uninstall.exe
  • UninstallWindow.exe - Uninstall Window
  • 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 'SAFE2012_Safe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 2012\Safe.exe".
  • DropCypher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DropboxEncryption' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 2012\DropCypher.exe" -boot.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE2012 HotKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 2012\SteganosHotKeyService.exe".
  • fredirstarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SAFE2012 File Redirection Starter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steganos Safe 2012\fredirstarter.exe".

How do I remove Steganos Safe 2012?

Quickly and completely remove Steganos Safe 2012 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Steganos Safe 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.06%
Windows 10 18.13%
Windows XP 5.70%
Windows Vista 3.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.70%
Windows 7 Professional 13.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.45%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.16%
Windows 8 Pro 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.68% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 58.68%
  MA 5.79%
  United States 5.26%
  Austria 2.89%
  Switzerland 2.63%
  Spain 2.11%
  DZ 1.84%
  Italy 1.58%
  United Kingdom 1.58%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Australia 1.05%
  Saudi Arabia 1.05%
  France 0.79%
  IQ 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 18.93%
Hewlett-Packard 17.48%
Acer 16.99%
Dell 15.53%
ASUS 5.83%
Toshiba 4.37%
Samsung 2.91%
American Megatrends 2.43%
Lenovo 2.43%
Intel 1.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.47%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.78%
MEDION MS-7800 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.08%

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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