What is Safe.exe?

The genuine Safe.exe file is a software component of Steganos Safe by Steganos.
Safe.exe is the main executable that runs the Steganos Safe program. Steganos Safe is a virtual vault that keeps data secure with 384 bit AES-XEX encryption. Steganos was founded in 1996. It has produced innovations such as the world’s first steganography application for commercial use, software that hides data in pictures and sound files. And the world’s first commercially available encryption software with the Advanced Encryption Standard technology.

Safe stands for Steganos Safe

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 Safe.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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Safe.exe file information

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

The process known as safe.exe belongs to software Steganos Security Suite by Steganos (

Description: Safe.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Safe.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,818,624 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 1,826,816 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Safe.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall Steganos Safe 2007 or Steganos Security Suite software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If Safe.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 1,867,776 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Safe.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Safe.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Safe.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

This is Steganos Safe 2007
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setup is installing
Steganos Safe

Summary: Average user rating of Safe.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think Safe.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Safe issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Safe. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Safe.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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