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7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 91.07% 8.93%

Validity FMA


Validity FMA is a software program developed by Validity Sensors. The most common release is, 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. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 53.01 MB (55,580,508 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 32% of users of Validity FMA come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.validityinc.com
Help link: www.validityinc.com/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Validity Sensors
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9FCB0231-EDAD-4CCC-ADF8-6DF354E22D5C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 53.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Validity FMA

  • valDSM.dll - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (OSTP DSM API)
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Validity VCS Extended API Library
  • wbf_vfs_0010.dll - Validity WBF Driver
  • wbf_vfs_0011.dll
  • wbf_vfs_0018.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003c.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003d.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003f.dll
  • wbf_vfs_0050.dll
  • wbf_vfs201.dll
  • wbf_vfs300.dll
  • wbf_vfs301.dll
  • wbf_vfs451.dll
  • ValBioService.exe - ValBioService
  • SwipeMonitor.exe - SwipeMonitor
  • BioControl.exe - BioControl
  • FPManager.resources.dll - FPManager
  • ValidityFMA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ValBioService.exe runs as a service named 'ValBioService' (ValBioService) "Validity Biometric Monitoring Service".

How do I remove Validity FMA?

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

Win 8 68%
Win 7 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 67.86%
Windows 7 32.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 41.07%
Windows 7 Professional 17.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 7.14%
Windows 8.1 5.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.75%
  Germany 9.52%
  Belgium 4.76%
  India 4.76%
  Brazil 3.17%
  Switzerland 3.17%
  Austria 3.17%
  Iran 3.17%
  Canada 3.17%
  Italy 3.17%
  Kazakstan 1.59%
  MA 1.59%
  Singapore 1.59%
  South Africa 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 88.68%
Dell 7.55%
Acer 1.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.73%
HP ProBook 450 G1 7.27%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 5.45%
HP EliteBook 8740w 3.64%
HP EliteBook 8570w 3.64%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 3.64%

About (from Validity Sensors, Inc.)

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity is the world leader in Natural IDâ„¢ authentication, providing fingerprint sensor solutions with the highest levels of performance, security, cost-effectiveness, and design flexibility.
Publisher URL: www.validityinc.com


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