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Should I remove AuthenTec Fingerprint System?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #14,570
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VersionDistribution 0.92% 0.46% 0.46% 26.61% 4.13% 3.67% 40.83% 16.97%
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AuthenTec Fingerprint System

What is AuthenTec Fingerprint System?

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, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 AtService.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 9.25 MB (9,699,146 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AuthenTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{140BF0D0-E848-405C-9A01-D3256B918B6D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AuthenTec Fingerprint System

Program executable:AtService.exe
Name:AuthenTec Fingerprint Security System (AFSS)
AFSS Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
Additional files:
  • AtService.exe - AuthenTec Fingerprint Security System (AFSS) (AFSS Service)
  • ATUpdatePBA.exe - ATUpdate (Secure update application)
  • 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.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004247643%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023351%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019126%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,853,106
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:76 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AuthenTec Fingerprint System?

You can uninstall AuthenTec Fingerprint System 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 System, 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 System.

Win Vista (SP2) 51%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 57.34%
Windows XP 25.23%
Windows 7 16.51%
Windows 10 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 46.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.59%
Windows Vista Business 3.67%
Windows 7 Professional 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.18%
  Canada 5.07%
  Belgium 2.36%
  France 2.36%
  India 2.03%
  United Kingdom 2.03%
  Australia 1.35%
  Germany 1.35%
  United Arab Emirates 1.35%
  Austria 1.01%
  Spain 1.01%
  Iran 1.01%
  Italy 1.01%
  Malaysia 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 61.75%
Hewlett-Packard 35.48%
ASUS 1.38%
Medion 0.46%
Toshiba 0.46%
Samsung 0.46%
Common models
Dell Studio 1535 18.22%
Dell Studio 1735 16.36%
Dell Studio 1537 10.28%
Dell Studio 1737 7.48%
HP EliteBook 6930p 7.01%
Dell Studio 1435 3.74%

About AuthenTec

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


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