What is SafeIPs.exe?

The genuine SafeIPs.exe file is a software component of SafeIP by SafeIP.
SafeIPs.exe is an executable file that runs the SafeIP program, an application that lets users hide their IP address and protect their identity online. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. SafeIP is a Swiss company that develops and markets their eponymous product, SafeIP. Safe IP changes the MAC address, stays hidden and changes frequently at random intervals, preventing any Internet activity from being tracked to your computer. SafeIP offers different optimization settings and DNS privacy, a feature that lets users fake their physical location.

SafeIPs stands for SafeIP proxy service component

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 SafeIPs.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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SafeIPs.exe file information

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

The process known as SafeIP belongs to software unknown by SafeIP.

Description: SafeIPs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SafeIPs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,860,480 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 4,606,976 bytes, 3,825,152 bytes, 3,808,960 bytes or 3,793,408 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. SafeIPs.exe is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. SafeIPs.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program SafeIP, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on SafeIP in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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


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Best practices for resolving SafeIPs issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SafeIPs. 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 SafeIPs.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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