Thursday, February 10, 2011

Remove 'Personal Safe' Icon from Desktop

Do you have an icon on your desktop called 'Personal Safe' that you can't get rid of?

It is part of the Protector Suite software. To remove it you must either uninstall the Protector Suite by going to Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program (or Add/remove programs) and then find Protector Suite and select to uninstall it.
Solution found at


Remove the icon by setting an option in the Protector Suite software. This is useful if you for example is using the Protector Suite to manage your fingerprints for logging into your computer. Go to Start Menu -> All Programs -> Protector Suite -> Control Panel (or equivalent in your language). Open Applications on the left hand menu and click Personal Safe under Encrypted Archives.
Next you will have to enter a backup password to enable the Personal Safe options. After doing so you should be able to uncheck the option Show on Desktop. Press Apply and the icon should disappear.

I am using Protector Suite 2009 so location of menu items and such might be different for you.