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Should I remove AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,585
United States Rank #10,151
Reach 0.0386%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.54 days
133.95 days >
Average installed length: 70.38 days


VersionDistribution 10.79% 3.95% 1.97% 12.11% 19.87% 6.05% 8.29% 9.21% 27.76%

AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit

What is AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit?

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 64-bit is a software program developed by AuthenTec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named ATService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,772,893 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AuthenTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E33003B9-6A0D-4126-BD67-6FC62D643501}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit

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)
  • ATSwpNav.exe - AFSS ATSwpNav Application
  • TrueprintPanel64.exe - AFSS ATSwpNav Control Panel
  • ATUpdatePBA.exe - ATUpdate (Secure update application)
  • ATEngineAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF (AuthenTec WBF engine adapter)
  • ATSensorAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF sensor adapter
  • ATStorageAdapter.dll - AuthenTec WBF storage adapter
  • ufma.exe - UFMA (ufma)

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.

How do I remove AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit?

You can uninstall AuthenTec WinBio FingerPrint Software 64-bit 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 64-bit, 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 64-bit.

Win 10 89%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 88.83%
Windows 7 11.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.39%
Windows 8.1 18.16%
Windows 8 Pro 12.24%
Windows 8 10.92%
Windows 10 Pro 7.76%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.49%
  Germany 5.89%
  Italy 4.39%
  Mexico 3.88%
  Brazil 3.01%
  France 2.63%
  Japan 2.26%
  United Kingdom 1.88%
  Singapore 1.63%
  MA 1.50%
  Spain 1.50%
  Australia 1.25%
  Hong Kong 1.13%
  Chile 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 38.32%
Hewlett-Packard 36.18%
Toshiba 18.59%
Dell 4.11%
Compaq 1.15%
Lenovo 1.15%
Samsung 0.49%
Common models
HP ENVY m4 Notebook PC 31.22%
Sony SVS1312P9EB 3.41%
Sony SVS1512S1ES 2.44%

About AuthenTec

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


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