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USB Safely Remove 4.1

What is USB Safely Remove?  (from SafelyRemove.com)

USB Safely Remove is a USB device manager. It saves time and extends user abilities on active work with flash drives, portable drives, card readers and other gadgets. The main disadvantage of using the built-in Windows safe removal tool is that when using several hot-plug devices it is often quite difficult to recogniz...  Read more


USB Safely Remove 4.1 is a software program developed by SafelyRemove.com. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named USBSafelyRemove.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 5.56 MB (5,826,889 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 37% of users of USB Safely Remove come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in USB Safely Remove.
USBSafelyRemove.exe (e8b6ecae9c535a6ee48431bbfd082678) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Obfuscate.XZ.122
Commtouch SDK W32/SuspPack.BP.gen!Eldorado
Comodo Security 16572 Heur.Suspicious
eSafe Win32.VirToolObfusca
F-Prot v6. W32/SuspPack.BP.gen
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.Obfuscate
K7 AntiVirus 13.170.8983 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7181 Artemis!E8B6ECAE9C53
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7181 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.SuspiciousPE.N
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ
Norman 10.20130828 Suspicious_Gen2.GETQM
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.1268F4D9
Sophos 4.90 Mal/Generic-S
Symantec 8/28/2013 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.28 PAK_Generic.009
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.240 PAK_Generic.009
VIPRE Antivirus 19448 VirTool.Win32.Obfuscator.XZ (v)
USBSRService.exe (c6b90837065d1fa042b803871743be5e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20121.3.0.76 Suspicious.Cloud.5
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0913
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safelyremove.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by USB Safely Remove 4.1

Program executable:USBSafelyRemove.exe (Malware detected)
Safely Remove A Device In One Click
Path:C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe
Additional files:
  • USBSafelyRemove.exe - USBSafelyRemove (Safely Remove A Device In One Click)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • USBSRService.exe
  • usr.exe
  • usrunlocker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • USBSRService.exe runs as a service named 'USB Safely Remove Assistant' (USBSafelyRemoveService) "USB Safely Remove uses this service for auxiliary operations. It is not recommended to stop the service while the program is working".
Startup File (User Run)
  • USBSafelyRemove.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'USB Safely Remove' and executes as C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe /startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • USBSafelyRemove.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'USB Safely Remove' which loads as C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe /startup.

How do I remove USB Safely Remove?

You can uninstall USB Safely Remove 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 USB Safely Remove 4.1, 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 USB Safely Remove.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 39.39%
Windows 7 34.85%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 39.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.18%
  Australia 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Brazil 5.13%
  Canada 3.85%
  Germany 3.85%
  France 3.85%
  Iran 3.85%
  Egypt 2.56%
  Malaysia 2.56%
  BG 1.28%
  Chile 1.28%
  CM 1.28%
  Spain 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
American Megatrends 10.42%
Intel 6.25%
Acer 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Lenovo 4.17%
Compaq 2.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.26%
Gigabyte GA-VM900M 4.26%
Velocity Micro, Inc DP965... 2.13%
Sony SVE14A15FLH 2.13%
PositivoMIG31AG 2.13%
MSI MS-7267 2.13%


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