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Should I remove Protector Suite 2009?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,574
United States Rank #10,747
Reach 0.0449%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.85 days
290.65 days >
Average installed length: 152.72 days


VersionDistribution 13.02% 27.14% 3.33% 0.95% 0.95% 0.95% 22.54% 1.75% 1.43% 2.22% 3.81% 20.63% 0.48% 0.16% 0.63%

Protector Suite 2009

What is Protector Suite 2009?  (from UPEK)

Protector Suite is a desktop biometric program developed by UPEK that offers protective access to web pages, computer, and sensitive files with the help of biometric devices. With this program, users no longer have to use multiple passwords. Instead, the fingerprint will serve as the main password to gain access to pro...  Read more


Protector Suite 2009 is a program developed by UPEK. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is ctlcntrv.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 120.86 KB (123,765 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 32% of users of Protector Suite 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.upek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Protector Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CB974C3D-D101-4411-8F54-DCDC58DED815}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 120.86 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Protector Suite 2009

Program executable:ctlcntrv.exe
Name:Protector Suite 2009
Fingerprint Software Application
Path:C:\Program Files\protector suite\ctlcntrv.exe
Additional files:
  • psver.dll - Protector Suite 2009.2 (Protector Suite QL)
  • aalaunch.dll - Protector Suite 2009 (Application Launcher module for Fingerprint Software Application)
  • aewallet.dll - EWallet module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • applaun.dll - Application launcher applet
  • apwdbank.dll - PasswordBank module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • asafe.dll - File and Personal Safe module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • aspwdgen.dll - Strong Password Generator module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • bio.dll - Biometrics support
  • biokmd.dll - Bio encryption module
  • bpwb.dll - WinBio Bio Provider
  • capikey.dll - Data encryption module using CryptoAPI
  • ewapplet.dll - EWallet Tray Applet
  • farchns.dll - PSQL file safe
  • fdhome.dll - MySafe FileDisk Library
  • fsdelev.dll - Fingerprint Software Deelevator for Windows Vista
  • fselev.exe - Fingerprint Software Elevator for Windows Vista
  • homefus2.dll - PS QL Logon Kernel
  • homepass.dll - LocalPassport
  • infcore.dll - Data encryption module using Infineon TPM hardware
  • infql2.dll - Infrastructure utility library
  • IntroWnd.exe - Fingerprint Software Application
  • launcher.exe - Fingerprint Launcher
  • mplaylib.dll
  • ms2fs.dll - PS QL MS2FS Converter
  • ms2fs.exe - PS QL MS2FS Launcher
  • ntrucore.dll - Data encryption module using TPM hardware
  • pbclr.dll - Password Bank WPF helper
  • PbDnSup.dll - Password Bank Dot Net Helper
  • pbregv.exe - Password Bank Registration Wizard
  • pgloader.exe - Page Loader Program for Fingerprint Software Application
  • provider.dll - Windows Vista Credential Provider
  • psqlpwd.dll - Logon stub
  • psqltray.dll - Protector Suite QL Tray Application
  • psqltray.exe - Fingerprint Tray Application
  • psuiteax.dll - ActiveX component for PSQL
  • pwdbank.dll - Password Bank
  • qlbase.dll - Common PSQL utility library
  • qlclr.dll - QL Infra Sharp
  • qlclrsrv.dll - Ql Infra Sharp on server
  • spgappl.dll - SPG Tray Applet
  • startmui.exe - PS QL Help Launcher
  • upeksvr.exe - Fingerprint Server Process for Vista
  • upektut.exe
  • upekTutImages.dll - Images library module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • vtapipql.dll - VTAPI+ Interface
  • vti.dll - PS QL API interface
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PSQLLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Protector Suite\launcher.exe" /startup.
  • psqltray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'New Application' which loads as C:\Program Files\Protector Suite\psqltray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000193863%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000551%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001387%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Protector Suite 2009?

Quickly and completely remove Protector Suite 2009 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Protector Suite 2009 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 Protector Suite 2009, 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 Protector Suite 2009.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.71%
Windows 8 3.97%
Windows XP 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 63.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.27%
Windows 10 Pro 2.06%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.46%
  Germany 7.57%
  Iran 6.19%
  Brazil 4.81%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  France 3.44%
  Italy 3.16%
  Taiwan 2.75%
  Japan 2.75%
  Australia 2.34%
  Spain 1.65%
  Canada 1.65%
  Austria 1.51%
  Mexico 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 90.95%
Sahara 3.09%
Acer 3.09%
Intel 1.77%
Dell 1.10%
Common models
CLEVO P150HMx 8.55%
CLEVO P170HMx 4.91%
Sony VPCS117GG 2.78%
Sony VPCZ13M9E 2.56%
Sony VPCS13V9E 2.35%
Semp Toshiba IS 1413G 2.35%


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