What is Safari.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Safari.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Safari.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Safari
Safari.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Safari or Safari Web Browser belongs to software BvSsh or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) by Apple ( or Bitvise (

Description: Safari.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Safari.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,388,336 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 2,388,264 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The Safari.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The Safari.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Safari.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Safari or Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to Safari or Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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If Safari.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 342,896 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The Safari.exe file is not a Windows system file. Safari.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Safari.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Backdoor.Win32.Ruskill.rtn (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Safari.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It is running when you open the Safari web browser. It has a major memory leak, but otherwise, it's completely safe.
  Ashton Z.  
Browser created by Apple, best for any mac OSX as browser, works fast if on the windows portion of your mac aswell.
  Johnny   (further information)
It is the Apple Safari web browser main executable. the program it runs tends to be bulky, but so is Internet Explorer. It's known for being the main browser on Macintosh OSX (pronounced O-S-Ten, not O-S-X).

Summary: Average user rating of Safari.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think Safari.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving Safari issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Safari. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Safari.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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