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4.5.315.0 27.72%
4.5.307.0 69.31%

Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader


Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader is a software program developed by Synaptics. The most common release is 4.5.307.0, 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. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 62.67 MB (65,715,468 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 15% of users of Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synaptics.com
Help link: www.synaptics.com/en/contact.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Synaptics
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{064864B0-5134-42E5-8EB5-44B87998E649}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader

  • SynapticsReflash.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Reflash Application (TouchPad Reflash)
  • SynReflash.exe
  • LenovoSysCheck.dll - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (SynapticsUtility DLL)
  • SensorDBSynch.exe - SynapticsFingerprint Sensor Synchronization Process (CMN)
  • ValEFIResDll.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (COGENT)
  • valWBFPolicyService.exe - SynapticsWBF Policy Service (COGENT)
  • valWbioSyncSvc.exe - SynapticsWinbio Synchronization Service (CMN)
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Synaptics Extended API Library (COGENT)
  • vcsWBFEngineAdapter.dll - SynapticsWBF Engine Adapter (COGENT)
  • vcsWBFSensorAdapter.dll - Synaptics WBF Sensor Adapter
  • vcsWBFStorageAdapter.dll - Synaptics WBF Storage Adapter
  • wbf_vfs_003d_adv.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003f_adv.dll
  • wbf_vfs_lvcmn.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (CMN)
  • InstNT.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (TouchPad Driver Installation Application)
  • SynISDLL.dll - Install Resource Strings
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - 64-bit TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements
  • SynTPEnhService.exe - 64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • SynFPApp.exe - synfpapp.Properties (SynFPApp)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SynTPEnh.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
  • SynTPEnhService.exe runs as a service named 'SynTPEnh Caller Service' (SynTPEnhService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPEnh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SynTPEnh.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001072854%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000957%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009771%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,157,817
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:688 KB
Total CPU:0.0000074885%
Kernel CPU:0.00000565%
User CPU:0.00000184%
CPU cycles/sec:816

How do I remove Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader?

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Or, you can uninstall Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader 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 Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader, 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 Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader.

Win 8 59%
Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 59.41%
Windows 7 40.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.62%
Windows 10 Pro 35.64%
Windows 10 Home 7.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.95%
Windows 8.1 3.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.68%
  Netherlands 9.17%
  Italy 7.34%
  France 5.50%
  Switzerland 4.59%
  Germany 4.59%
  Sweden 4.59%
  Canada 3.67%
  BD 2.75%
  Czech Republic 2.75%
  Spain 2.75%
  Belgium 1.83%
  Brazil 1.83%
  DK 1.83%

About Synaptics

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many OEMs whcih are pre-installed and included with PCs and laptops for companies such as Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and numerous others.
Publisher URL: www.synaptics.com


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