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Should I remove AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,519
United States Rank #8,614
Reach 0.0681%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.55 days
606.36 days >
Average installed length: 318.60 days


VersionDistribution 21.97%
7.10 0.45%
7.9.2 11.62%
7.9.0 4.39%
7.9 61.58%

AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install

What is AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install?

The AuthenTec Fingerprint Application is a Biometric logon application that enables the user to logon to their personal computer through the use of the biometric fingerprint reader in replacement of a password.


The most used version is 7.9, 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. The main program executable is ATInstallDrv.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 792.15 KB (811,164 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AuthenTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{31A5ED9F-E07B-4F6E-8179-27325BAAC502}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 792.15 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install

Program executable:ATInstallDrv.exe
AuthenTec Driver Installation Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\drivers\ATInstallDrv.exe
Additional files:
  • ChkSensor2810USBAT8.exe - CheckSensor Application for AuthenTec, Inc. Sensors
  • AtService.exe - AuthenTec Fingerprint Security System (AFSS) (AFSS Service)
  • TrueprintPanel.exe - AFSS navigation and LED control panel
  • TrueprintCfg.exe - TrueprintCfg Application
  • trueprint.exe - TruePrint Control Panel
  • ATSwpNav.exe - ATSwpNav Application
  • AESReset.exe - AES Reset Utility
  • ATUpdatePBA.exe - ATUpdate (Secure update application)
  • FLMckUSB.dll - CoInstaller for AES 3K,4K
  • ATSwpWDFCoInst.dll - ATSwpWDF Coinstaller (Install helper for ATSwpWDF)
  • ATEngineAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF (AuthenTec WBF engine adapter)
  • ATSensorAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF sensor adapter
  • ATInstallDrv.exe - ATInstallDrv (AuthenTec Driver Installation Utility)
  • ATInstallDrvx64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AtService.exe runs as a service named 'AuthenTec Fingerprint Service' (ATService) "Provides applications with access to AuthenTec fingerprint sensors.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ATSwpNav.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATSwpNav' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\ATSwpNav.exe" -run.

How do I remove AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install?

You can uninstall AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Minimum Install.

Win Vista (SP2) 45%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 51.93%
Windows 7 25.82%
Windows XP 16.96%
Windows 10 5.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 44.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.25%
Windows 7 Professional 6.80%
Windows Vista Business 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.30%
  Germany 17.34%
  Italy 4.71%
  France 3.86%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Canada 3.14%
  Belgium 2.62%
  Australia 2.29%
  India 2.23%
  Spain 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Poland 1.64%
  Mexico 1.31%
  Austria 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.81%
Acer 17.65%
Medion 15.58%
Dell 1.91%
ASUS 1.53%
Alienware 0.61%
Samsung 0.61%
Lenovo 0.61%
Sahara 0.23%
Compaq 0.15%
Intel 0.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 12.60%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 8.94%
MEDION WIM2140 5.87%
MEDION WIM2180 5.67%
Acer Aspire 5738 3.56%
Acer Aspire 7730G 3.17%

About AuthenTec

AuthenTec manufactures fingerprint authentication sensors for personal computers, wireless devices, and building security.
Publisher URL: www.authentec.com


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