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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #10,008
Reach 0.0289%

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.8.2.4640 13.13%
5.8.2.4547 12.12%
5.8.2.4489 3.03%
5.8.2.4445 1.01%
5.8.2.4414 11.11%
5.8.2.4367 6.06%
5.8.2.4272 4.04%
5.8.2.4156 2.02%
5.8.0.4024 37.37%
5.8.0.3867 10.10%

Protector Suite QL 5.8

What is Protector Suite QL?

The Protector Suite QL utility is installed with various fingerprint readers for laptops such as Acer's line of laptop models. The driver supports the TouchChip Fingerprint Reader and Sensor.

Overview

Protector Suite QL 5.8 is a software program developed by UPEK. The most common release is 5.8.0.4024, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named ctlcntr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 55.41 MB (58,105,627 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Protector Suite QL come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.authentec.com
Help link: www.upek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protector suite ql
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2CD82D77-8D1E-44FC-9A90-BBA95AC8D6B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 55.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Protector Suite QL 5.8

Program executable:ctlcntr.exe
Name:Protector Suite QL
Fingerprint Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\protector suite ql\ctlcntr.exe
MD5:877e1e17097ca594fefb3a030a14a63c
Additional files:
  • pwdbank.dll - Protector Suite 2009 (Password Bank)
  • applaun.dll - Protector Suite QL (Application launcher applet)
  • bio.dll - Biometrics support
  • biokmd.dll - Bio encryption module
  • bioset.dll - Biometric settings
  • calibset.dll - Sensor calibration GUI
  • capikey.dll - Data encryption module using CryptoAPI
  • crypto.dll - Cryptographic support
  • devinsp.dll - Device inspector
  • enrollbtn.exe - Fingerprint Enrollment
  • enrset.dll - PS QL User Enrollment
  • 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
  • launcher.exe - Fingerprint Launcher
  • launchte.exe - Tutorial Launcher
  • lgnset.dll - PS QL Logon Settings
  • ms2fs.dll - PS QL MS2FS Converter
  • ms2fs.exe - PS QL MS2FS Launcher
  • navset.dll - Biometric mouse navigator settings
  • ntrucore.dll - Data encryption module using TPM hardware
  • otp.dll - OTP support
  • otpgen.exe - OTP generator
  • otprsa.dll - RSA OTP module
  • 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
  • psver.dll
  • pwdkmd.dll - Password encryption module
  • qlbase.dll - Common PSQL utility library
  • secuset.dll - PS QL Security Settings
  • sndset.dll - PS QL Sound Settings
  • startmui.exe - PS QL Help Launcher
  • sysset.dll - PS QL System Settings
  • tbxset.dll - Power-on security configuration
  • tpminit.dll - TPM initialization library
  • tpminitv.exe - TPM initialization wizard for Vista.
  • tpminitw.exe - TPM initialization wizard.
  • tpmkey.dll
  • tsscore.dll
  • upeksvr.exe - Fingerprint Server Process for Vista

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (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 QL\launcher.exe" /startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

psqltray.exe
Memory:8.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002504297%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012779%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012264%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Protector Suite QL?

Quickly and completely remove Protector Suite QL 5.8 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 QL 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 QL 5.8, 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 QL.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 49%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 51.52%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 14.14%
Windows 8 1.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.14%
Windows Vista Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.08%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.06%
  Taiwan 5.30%
  Germany 4.55%
  Canada 3.79%
  Brazil 3.03%
  France 3.03%
  Iran 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Australia 2.27%
  Japan 2.27%
  Thailand 1.52%
  Spain 1.52%
  Czech Republic 1.52%
  Poland 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 38.95%
Dell 24.21%
ASUS 13.68%
Sahara 6.32%
Sony 5.26%
MSI 5.26%
Acer 3.16%
Hewlett-Packard 1.05%
Intel 1.05%
Packard Bell 1.05%
Common models
Dell XPS M1530 8.33%
Dell Vostro1510 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite X205 5.21%
Micro-Star EX620 4.17%
ASUSTeK N50Vn 4.17%
ASUSTeK F80S 3.13%

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