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HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite


HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 59.69 MB (62,584,397 bytes). The installed file DPAutoUpdates.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2D77C927-BB6B-4F88-86C6-556B961F79B4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 59.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite

  • Setup.exe - HP ProtectTools Security Manager (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • DpAgent.exe (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Pro (DigitalPersona 64-bit Helper Process)
  • DPAthTok.dll (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Authentication Token Manager
  • DPAuthEn.dll - Authentication Enforcement Engine
  • DpBranding.dll - Branding for DigitalPersona Pro
  • DPCOper2.dll - Fingerprint Operations
  • DPCrStor.dll - Credential Storage
  • DpCtblue.dll - DigitalPersona Drawing Support
  • DpCtgif.dll
  • DpCtrls.dll - DigitalPersona Controls Support
  • DPDB.dll - Local Database
  • DPDomAcv.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Activator Service
  • DPEventMsg.dll - Message Collection
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DpHostW.exe - DigitalPersona Local Host
  • DPILPro.dll - Pro Workstation Identification List
  • DPMux.dll - Device Manager
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DPOnlineIDs.dll - DigitalPersona Dashboard
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpoSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DpOtsPluginIe8.dll
  • DPPasswordAuthProvider.dll
  • DPPTEventLog.dll - DP Event Log proxy
  • DpSMVer.dll - DpSMVer Module
  • DpSvInfo2.dll - Server Info Provider
  • DPUserAuth.dll
  • DpUTrain.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Training Tool
  • DPActivationOS.dll - DP OS Activation
  • DPAdminRes.dll - DpMsiLnkRes Module
  • DPAgentOtsPlugin.dll - DigitalPersona DPAgent OTS Plug-in
  • DPAutoUpdates.dll - DP Automatic Updates
  • DPBackupRestore.dll - DP BackupRestore
  • DPDevice2.dll - U.are.U Device Controller
  • DPDeviceValidity301.dll - Validity Device Controller
  • DPHHView.exe - HTML Help Viewer
  • DPMiniDashboard.exe - DigitalPersona Mini Dashboard
  • DpMiniOnlineIds.dll - DP Dashboard Online Ids
  • DpOCache.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Cache
  • DpOtsCll.dll - DigitalPersona OTS
  • DpOtsSht.dll - DigitalPersona Quick Links
  • DPPreferences.dll - DP Preferences
  • DpRunDll.exe - DigitalPersona DLL Wrapper
  • DPSCAuth.dll - Smart Card Authentication Provider
  • DPUserConsole.exe - Security Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • DpOtsPluginIe8.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HP ProtectTools Security Manager Extension' with the class of {395610AE-C624-4f58-B89E-23733EA00F9A}.
  • DpHostW.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio di autenticazione biometrica' (DpHost) "Esegue l'autenticazione mediante il riconoscimento delle impronte digitali per l'accesso dell'account.".

How do I remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite?

Quickly and completely remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HP ProtectTools Security Manager Lite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  India 20.00%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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