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Should I remove TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,722
United States Rank #9,373
Reach 0.0958%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.29 days
451.04 days >
Average installed length: 236.99 days


VersionDistribution 0.22% 0.07% 0.67% 5.66% 0.07% 0.67% 0.22%
2.0.0004.64404 0.97%
2.0.0004.32404 0.07%
2.0.0003.64402 1.49%
2.0.0001.64408 1.04%
2.0.0001.64406 3.05%
2.0.0001.64405 0.07%
2.0.0001.32408 0.07%
2.0.0001.32406 0.07% 16.90% 0.22% 1.19% 1.41% 0.07% 3.50% 3.05% 1.64% 4.77% 5.81% 4.47% 1.71% 0.97% 0.15% 2.31% 0.15% 0.15% 8.79% 0.07% 0.60% 4.17% 4.32% 6.48% 0.37% 0.22% 5.81% 4.91% 0.45% 0.37% 0.52%

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TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility

What is TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility?  (from TOSHIBA)

The Fingerprint Utility aims to identify users by scanning their fingerprints instead of entering a password. Using the following operations, a user can scan their fingerprints on the sensor, and then use this method of authentication for the following processes, instead of entering a password with the keyboard.

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TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility is a program developed by TOSHIBA. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is tfpumainapp.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 14.03 MB (14,714,253 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 21% of users of TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Help link: www.TOSHIBA.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TFPU
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TFPU\Uninstall.exe /u
Estimated size: 14.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility

Program executable:tfpumainapp.exe
TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\tfpu\tfpumainapp.exe
Additional files:
  • TFPUEncryptKeyImport.exe - TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility (TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility Key Import)
  • TFPUCommon.dll - TFPUComm Dynamic Link Library
  • TFPUMultiRecognition.dll - TFPUMultiple Recognition Dynamic Link Library
  • TFPUFlashMemory.exe - TFPUFlas Application
  • TFPUPWDBankBHO.dll
  • TFPULogonProvider.dll - TFPULogonProvider (Windows Logon Provider)
  • TFPUImportExport.exe - TFPUImportExport (Import or Export TFPU's Setting)
  • TFPUTaskMonitor.exe - TFPUTaskMonitor (TFPU Task Monitor)
  • TFPUPWDBankSet.exe - TFPUPWDBankSet
  • TFPUEnrollApp.exe - TFPUEnrollApp
  • TFPUPWDBank.exe - TFPUPWDBank
  • TFPUFileEncrypt.exe - TFPU (TOSHIBA TFPUFileEncrypt)
  • TFPUFileShellExt.dll - TOSHIBA TFPUFileShellExt
  • TFPUOverlayIcon.dll - TOSHIBA TFPUOverlayIcon
  • Clearup.exe
  • SetupAction.dll - Setup
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • TFPUFileShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TFPUContextMenu' with a class of {2E34EBB9-C147-4DF4-938F-90C5B0837B1E}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • TFPUPWDBankBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TFPUPWDBankBHO Class' with the class of {030AC7B6-E7EC-40F1-8FB2-C0FD344DE0B9} (BHOHOOK).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TFPUTaskMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TFPUService' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TFPU\TFPUTaskMonitor.exe /start.
  • TFPUPWDBank.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TFPUPWDBankService' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TFPU\TFPUPWDBank.exe /start.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000087471%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000734%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000141%
0.015104% average
Memory:8.46 MB
Total CPU:0.0000674361%
Kernel CPU:0.00002050%
User CPU:0.00004693%

How do I remove TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility?

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

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Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.43%
Windows 8 12.12%
Windows Vista 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 57.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.95%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.87%
Windows 10 Pro 2.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.84%
  Germany 6.76%
  Australia 6.62%
  France 6.27%
  Japan 5.37%
  Canada 4.32%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  Portugal 3.83%
  Spain 3.07%
  Italy 3.00%
  Singapore 2.30%
  Israel 1.81%
  Thailand 1.53%
  Taiwan 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.77%
Acer 0.54%
Dell 0.46%
Hewlett-Packard 0.23%
Common models
TOSHIBA Qosmio X500 7.43%


Toshiba electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation that is a diversified manufacturer of electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, Internet-based solutions and services, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
Publisher URL: www.toshiba.com


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