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Should I remove AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,465
United States Rank #5,818
Reach 0.0891%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.05 days
208.03 days >
Average installed length: 109.31 days


VersionDistribution 18.91% 24.43% 0.06% 13.90% 0.57% 42.14%

AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software

What is AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software?

Provides the software fot the biometric fingerprinter scanner.

About  (from AuthenTec)

AuthenTec and BIO-key solutions include an AuthenTec fingerprint sensor-equipped sleeve or plug-in for iOS, Android and Win Mobile devices that allow users to securely connect to a network server or cloud and gain access to enterprise applications, corporate e-mail, banking or financial applications in a secure yet e...  Read more


AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software is a program developed by AuthenTec. 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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The programs's main executable is AtService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 10.49 MB of memory. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 7.94 MB (8,327,305 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 41% of users of AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AuthenTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{20F5F93B-9A27-4508-87B0-BFD7494FBEC4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.94 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software

Program executable:AtService.exe
Name:AuthenTec Fingerprint Security System (AFSS)
AFSS Service
Signed by:AuthenTec
Path:C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
AuthenTec Fingerprint Security System (AFSS) 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.
Additional files:
  • ATService.exe - AuthenTec Fingerprint Security System (AFSS) (AFSS Service)
  • ATSwpNav.exe - AFSS ATSwpNav Application
  • TrueprintPanel64.exe - AFSS navigation and LED control panel
  • SensorMonDll.dll - CheckSensor2's SensorMonitor DLL
  • ATEngineAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF (AuthenTec WBF engine adapter)
  • ATSensorAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF sensor adapter
  • ATStorageAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF storage adapter

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.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\ATSwpNav.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000475814%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003413%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001345%
0.015104% average

How do I remove AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software?

You can uninstall AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 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 WinBio FingerPrint Software, 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 WinBio FingerPrint Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.97%
Windows 10 10.92%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 44.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.68%
Windows 10 Pro 5.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.57%
Windows 10 Home 3.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.89%
  France 4.76%
  Germany 4.47%
  Brazil 3.86%
  United Kingdom 3.86%
  Taiwan 2.52%
  Australia 2.48%
  Japan 2.38%
  Canada 2.33%
  Iran 2.00%
  Italy 1.76%
  Spain 1.43%
  Singapore 1.38%
  Portugal 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 56.67%
Hewlett-Packard 23.36%
Toshiba 18.47%
Compaq 0.77%
Dell 0.54%
Acer 0.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 29.35%
Sony VPCSB36FG 2.01%

About AuthenTec

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


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