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Should I remove HP SimplePass Identity Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,990
United States Rank #1,970
Reach 0.2277%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.12 days
387.14 days >
Average installed length: 203.41 days


5.20.233 21.11%
5.20.205 42.62%
5.10.175 23.99%
5.00.140 12.28%

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HP SimplePass Identity Protection

What is HP SimplePass Identity Protection?

This software protects identity information and account access using the computer owner's fingerprint.

About  (from DigitalPersona)

A fingerprint reader is a security device that uses a scanned image of your finger for authentication. With fingerprint security software you can logon to applications and secure web site by scanning your finger instead of typing your user name and password from the keyboard. Some versions of the HP SimplePass fingerpr...  Read more


HP SimplePass Identity Protection is a software program developed by DigitalPersona. The most common release is 5.20.205, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is DPAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.12 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 64 files and is usually about 34.95 MB (36,649,872 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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 67% of users of HP SimplePass Identity Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digitalpersona.com
Help link: www.digitalpersona.com/support/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5BF97E02-2F6A-412A-BB4D-B6E2DC65FCA7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP SimplePass Identity Protection

Program executable:DPAgent.exe
Name:HP ProtectTools Security Manager
DigitalPersona Local Agent
Signed by:DigitalPersona
Path:C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
DigitalPersona Local Agent is part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite which installs the HP ProtectTools Security Manager and the Credential and Fingerprint Manager for HP ProtectTools as well as Drive Encryption for HP...
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - HP SimplePass Identity Protection (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • DPLaunch.exe - DPAutoRun Module
  • DpMsiLnkRes.dll - DigitalPersona Pro for Active Directory (DpMsiLnkRes Module)
  • DPAdminRes.dll - HP ProtectTools Security Manager (DPAdminRes Module)
  • DPAgent.exe - DigitalPersona Local Agent
  • DPAthTok.dll - DigitalPersona Authentication Token Manager
  • DPAuthEn.dll - Authentication Enforcement Engine
  • DPAutoUpdates.dll - DP Automatic Updates
  • DPBackupRestore.dll - DP BackupRestore
  • DPCOper2.dll - Fingerprint Operations
  • DPCrStor.dll - Credential Storage
  • DpCtblue.dll - DigitalPersona Drawing Support
  • DpCtgif.dll
  • DpCtrls.dll - DigitalPersona Controls Support
  • DPDB.dll - Local Database
  • DPDBConv.dll - Local Database Conversion Utility
  • DPDevice2.dll - U.are.U Device Controller
  • DPDeviceAfss8.dll - Authentec Device Controller
  • DPDeviceAfss9.dll
  • DPDeviceEgistec.dll - Egistec Device Controller
  • DPDeviceUpekBs.dll - UpekBs Device Controller
  • DPDeviceValidity301.dll - Validity Device Controller
  • DPDeviceValidityVcs.dll
  • DPDeviceWBF.dll - WBF Device Controller
  • DPDomAcv.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Activator Service
  • DPDomSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Synchronization Manager
  • DPEventMsg.dll - Message Collection
  • DPFPApiUIWBF.dll - DigitalPersona UI SDK
  • DPHHView.exe - HTML Help Viewer
  • DPHomeAdm.dll - DP Dashboard Home Page
  • DpHostW.exe - DigitalPersona Local Host
  • DPILPro.dll - Pro Workstation Identification List
  • DPMiniDashboard.exe - DigitalPersona Mini Dashboard
  • DPMux.dll - Device Manager
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpoSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DPPasswordAuthProvider.dll
  • DPPS3.dll - Proxy-Stub
  • DPPTEventLog.dll - DP Event Log proxy
  • DpSvInfo2.dll - Server Info Provider
  • DPUserAuth.dll - DigitalPersona Dashboard
  • DPSetup.exe - DigitalPersona Enrollment 1.0.0 (Setup Launcher)
  • DPAgentOtsPlugin.dll - DigitalPersona Pro (DigitalPersona DPAgent OTS Plug-in)
  • DPAuthSettings.dll
  • DpBrandingFMA.dll - Branding for DigitalPersona Personal
  • DpBrandingPersonal.dll - Branding for DigitalPersona Password Manager
  • DpBrandingPersonalHP.dll
  • DpBrandingWBFEnrollment.dll - Branding for DigitalPersona Enrollment
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DpMiniOnlineIds.dll - DP Dashboard Online Ids
  • DpOCache.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Cache
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DPOnlineIDs.dll
  • DpOtsCll.dll - DigitalPersona OTS
  • DpOtsPluginIe8.dll
  • DpRegApp.exe - DigitalPersona Fingerprint Registration Application
  • DPRegAppWBF.exe
  • DpRunHlp.exe - DpRunHlp Module
  • DpUTrain.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Training Tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • DpOtsPluginIe8.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HP SimplePass Identity Protection Extension' with the class of {395610AE-C624-4f58-B89E-23733EA00F9A}.
  • DpHostW.exe runs as a service named 'Service d'authentification' (DpHost) "Fournit des services d'authentification des utilisateurs.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002311856%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013263%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009856%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:324
8,062,084 average
Memory:12.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0014176160%
Kernel CPU:0.00042218%
User CPU:0.00099543%
CPU cycles/sec:173,017
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
I/O writes/min:30 Bytes

How do I remove HP SimplePass Identity Protection?

Quickly and completely remove HP SimplePass Identity Protection 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 SimplePass Identity Protection 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 SimplePass Identity Protection, 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 SimplePass Identity Protection.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HP SimplePass Identity Protection you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.00%
Windows 8 4.75%
Windows XP 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.24%
Windows 7 Professional 3.99%
Windows 10 Home 3.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.44%
Windows 8 Pro 0.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.91%
  France 4.54%
  Canada 3.69%
  Australia 2.91%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Germany 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Italy 1.01%
  India 0.89%
  Spain 0.85%
  Sweden 0.80%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Finland 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.26%
Dell 0.26%
Acer 0.19%
ASUS 0.16%
Sahara 0.06%
Gateway 0.03%
Lenovo 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 47.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 46.96%
HP TouchSmart tm2 Noteboo... 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 0.57%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 0.28%
HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook ... 0.09%

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona provides endpoint protection solutions and biometric authentication products whose products include DigitalPersona Pro, a suite of centrally-managed security solutions that protects access to data and applications.
Publisher URL: www.digitalpersona.com


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