What is USBSafelyRemove.exe?

The genuine USBSafelyRemove.exe file is a software component of USB Safely Remove by Crystal Rich.
USBSafelyRemove.exe is an executable file that is part of USB Safely Remove, a program that allows users to work more conveniently and securely with external devices. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. USB Safely Remove was created while keeping in mind the drawbacks of Windows' native safe removal tool. USB Safely Remove addresses many weaknesses and provides solutions that fix with features such as a multifunctional stopping menu, which displays actual device names with icons. USB Safely Remove displays the programs preventing the device from being stopped, with options to force-close these programs or just the files that they are using on the device. Devices can even be stopped with customizable keyboard hotkeys. Crystal Rich, Ltd. is a Russian company that develops and distributes utility software. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

USBSafelyRemove stands for Universal Serial Bus Safely Remove Service

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 USBSafelyRemove.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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USBSafelyRemove.exe file information

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

The process known as Safely Remove A Device In One Click or USB Safely Remove - an enhanced replacement for Windows safe removal tool or USB and SATA Device Manager or Zentimo - An External Drive Manager belongs to software USB Safely Remove by Crystal Rich (

Description: USBSafelyRemove.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The USBSafelyRemove.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,023,424 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 6,061,056 bytes and 24 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). USBSafelyRemove.exe is able to monitor applications, connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with USBSafelyRemove.exe, you can do the following:

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If USBSafelyRemove.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 6,061,056 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 3,903,488 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. USBSafelyRemove.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with USBSafelyRemove.exe, you can do the following:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as USBSafelyRemove.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Gen:Packer.RLPack.D.ik0@aifeaOpi or Gen:Variant.Kazy.40425 (detected by F-Secure), and Trojan.Gen.2 or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the USBSafelyRemove.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 USBSafelyRemove issues

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