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Should I remove USB Safely Remove?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,618
United States Rank #11,181
Reach 0.0543%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.02 days
295.63 days >
Average installed length: 155.33 days

USB Safely Remove 5.2

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 5.2 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is USBSafelyRemove.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 24.09 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 10.01 MB (10,495,502 bytes). 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 27% of users of USB Safely Remove come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and Germany.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

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: 10.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by USB Safely Remove 5.2

Program executable:USBSafelyRemove.exe
Name:USB Safely Remove
USB Safely Remove - an enhanced replacement for Windows safe removal tool
Signed by:Crystal Rich Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • USRFindHandle.sys - USB Safely Remove auxiliary driver
  • usbsafelyremovesetup_5-2-1.exe - USB Safely Remove (USB Safely Remove Setup)
  • USBSafelyRemove.exe (by Crystal Rich Ltd) - USB Safely Remove - an enhanced replacement for Windows safe removal tool
  • USBSRService.exe (by Crystal Rich Ltd) - USBSRService (USB Safely Remove assistant service)
  • usr.exe - USRCmdLine (Zentimo\USB Safely Remove command line tool)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • USBSafelyRemove.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE4B4A0C-595A-48BE-8D87-849A405F7AFB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • USBSafelyRemove.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named USB Safely Remove.
  • 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 - an enhanced replacement for Windows safe removal tool' and executes as C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe.
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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000077575%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000219%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000557%
0.015104% average

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 5.2, 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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.53%
Windows 10 29.82%
Windows XP 5.78%
Windows Vista 1.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.85%
Windows 7 Professional 11.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.82%
Windows 8.1 4.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.11%
  Indonesia 9.79%
  Germany 5.08%
  France 3.17%
  United Kingdom 3.08%
  India 2.72%
  Canada 2.63%
  Iran 2.36%
  Russia 2.36%
  Australia 2.27%
  Italy 2.27%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Philippines 1.72%
  DZ 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.77%
Hewlett-Packard 20.86%
Acer 16.08%
ASUS 13.54%
Toshiba 5.41%
Lenovo 4.46%
Intel 2.87%
Samsung 2.71%
MSI 0.80%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.68%
MSI MS-7592 2.68%
ASUSTeK K43SD 2.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.30%

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Tofover a year ago
"USB Safely Remove" is an excellent tool in all regards. don't be fooled by the overall sentiment, it's just a mathematical formula. As good as it is, I found that it tends to be quite unfair to applications that do not get used by a lot of people. Think of an app that is awesome but not many people use (say a comic book reader) and run it through the test, you'll see what I mean.
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Rufioover a year ago
One of the most useful tools and lightweight, beats the hell out of MS usb safety remove so why so high on the removal list ?!