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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,267
United States Rank #18,149
Reach 0.0737%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.80 days
289.21 days >
Average installed length: 151.96 days


VersionDistribution 3.09% 4.07% 0.21% 1.26% 0.56% 3.72% 0.98% 0.28% 0.28% 0.70% 0.14%
6.5.78 2.60%
6.5.76 7.37%
6.2.80 0.70%
6.2.70 4.21%
6.2.67 1.89%
6.2.63 0.28%
6.2.60 2.67%
6.2.56 23.51%
6.2.54 1.75%
6.2.51 0.07%
6.2.48 1.96%
6.2.45 1.54%
6.2.43 0.56%
6.2.39 2.18%
6.2.38 6.11%
6.2.36 0.28%
6.2.32 0.28%
6.2.29 0.07%
6.2.28 0.21%
6.2.25 0.07%
6.2.23 0.14%
6.1.62 3.44%
6.1.48 14.53%
6.1.39 1.54%
6.1.34 0.07%
6.1.32 0.28%
6.1.29 0.63%
6.1.22 1.89%
6.1.20 2.67% 0.14% 0.77% 0.28%

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What is Acer Bio Protection?  (from Egis Technology)

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Acer Bio Protection is a program developed by Egis Technology. The most used version is 6.2.56, 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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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). 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 tpmsvr.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 22.54 MB (23,638,078 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 30% of users of Acer Bio Protection come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.EgisTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer Bio Protection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{565A39D6-4FB0-4F35-A2AC-0DC66ACC3520}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x040c -removeonly
Estimated size: 22.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Bio Protection

Program executable:tpmsvr.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer Bio Protection\tpmsvr.exe
Additional files:
  • CustomRes_Acer.dll - VITAKEY Fingerprint PC Solution
  • CustomRes_Gateway.dll
  • CustomRes_PackardBell.dll
  • About.exe - Fingerprint Solution
  • ACERWMI.dll
  • Backup.exe
  • BASVC.exe
  • CompPtc.dll
  • CompPtcVUI.exe
  • FirstWzd.exe
  • FPLaunchCache.dll
  • FPLaunchCache64.dll
  • MUIRecDll.dll - ShortCut MUI Resource Dll
  • MyLaunch.exe
  • PdtWzd.exe
  • PwdBank.exe
  • Pwdf.exe - Pwdf
  • PwdFilter.dll - PwdFilter
  • Reminder.exe
  • Restore.exe
  • SysSet.exe
  • WinNotify.dll
  • EgisPBCore.dll - Password bank (Password bank core library)
  • EgisPBIE.dll - Password bank for IE
  • FrameUtility.dll - UI Framework (Frame Utility Dynamic Link Library)
  • LibFrame.dll - LibFrame Release Library
  • CryptoAPI.dll - BioExcess (CryptoAPI)
  • EgisAbout.dll - Egis About Information
  • EgisAuthShellCom.exe - BioExcess Authentication Windows
  • EgisBiometricProxy.dll - Egis Biometric Framework
  • EgisCredentialProvider.dll - EgisCredentialProvider Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFactorProxy.dll - EgisFactorProxy Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFeature.dll - EgisFeature Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFinger.dll - EgisFinger Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisFingerEnroll.dll - EgisFPEnrollment Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisInitWizard.exe - BioExcess Initial Wizard
  • EgisLaunch.dll - EgisLauncher Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisMgtConsole.exe - BioExcess Control Center
  • EgisPBAMgt.dll - EgisPBAMgt Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisPwdFilter.dll - EgisPwdFilter Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisService.exe - Egis Service
  • EgisTicketProxy.dll - TicketProxy Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisTSR.exe - Fingerprint solution
  • EgisUL.exe - EgisUniversalLaunch EXE
  • EgisUtility.dll - EgisUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisWMI.dll - EgisWMI DLL
  • keyManager.dll - keyManager
  • LoggerUtility.dll - Logger Utility Module
  • CompPtcV32.dll
  • CompPtcV64.dll
  • bsapi.dll (by UPEK) - UPEK Fingerprint BSP (Biometric Services API)
  • FingerprintTutorial.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r45)
  • Function.exe (by Adobe Systems)
  • SystemWizard.exe
  • PwdFilterV64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • FPLaunchCache.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {8F9D8FBE-C5C1-4B65-986E-51235C9283E8}.
  • FPLaunchCache64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {8F9D8FBE-C5C1-4B65-986E-51235C9283E8}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • EgisPBIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'EgisPBIE Class' with the class of {7B51CCBE-4AF9-44A6-BDAB-D7F7E4C4E6F9} (EgisPBIE).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • PwdBank.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {10954C80-4F0F-11d3-B17C-00C0DFE39736}.
Scheduled Task
  • SysSet.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2718B2B0-7DE5-484B-9653-263B28762FB0}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • BASVC.exe runs as a service named 'EgisTec Service' (IGBASVC).
  • EgisService.exe runs as a service named 'EgisTec Service' (EgisTec Service).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • EgisTSR.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VitaKeyTSR' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer Bio Protection\EgisTSR.exe /run.
  • PdtWzd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VitaKeyPdtWzd' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer Bio Protection\PdtWzd.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000455398%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002925%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001629%
0.015104% average
Memory:8.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0000779849%
Kernel CPU:0.00004879%
User CPU:0.00002919%
Memory:12.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0003807509%
Kernel CPU:0.00018543%
User CPU:0.00019532%

How do I remove Acer Bio Protection?

Quickly and completely remove Acer Bio Protection from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Acer Bio Protection 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 Acer Bio Protection, 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 Acer Bio Protection.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Acer Bio Protection you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.00%
Windows 10 12.96%
Windows Vista 7.71%
Windows XP 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.09%
Windows 7 Professional 13.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Windows 10 Home 5.57%
Windows 10 Pro 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.54% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 29.54%
  United States 8.60%
  Italy 7.14%
  United Kingdom 5.69%
  France 4.72%
  Belgium 3.68%
  Taiwan 3.47%
  Netherlands 2.43%
  Austria 2.29%
  Australia 2.22%
  DK 2.22%
  Canada 2.01%
  Norway 1.73%
  Spain 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 96.14%
Dell 1.07%
Hewlett-Packard 1.07%
ASUS 1.07%
Sahara 0.21%
Samsung 0.14%
Alienware 0.07%
Toshiba 0.07%
Lenovo 0.07%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7738 12.08%
Acer Aspire 8943G 8.32%
Acer Aspire 5738 6.73%
Acer Aspire 8930 4.99%
Acer Aspire 8942G 4.92%
Acer Aspire 8951G 3.69%

About (from Egis Technology Inc.)

Egis Technology Inc.
Publisher URL: www.egistec.com


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