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Should I remove BioAPI Framework?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,637
United States Rank #19,884
Reach 0.0053%


1.0.2 47.12%
1.0.1 52.88%

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BioAPI Framework


BioAPI Framework is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 1.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 3.26 MB (3,420,672 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 71% of users of BioAPI Framework come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Security Device Driver Pack\BioAPI\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AF7E4468-E364-4991-BC2A-6E8293E1055B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BioAPI Framework

  • applifecycle.dll (by GARMIN) - AppLifeCycle
  • applifecycle.resources.dll (by GARMIN)
  • basecamp.exe - BaseCamp (BaseCamp Application)
  • basecamp.resources.dll
  • categorydictionary.json
  • cli.infrastructure.dll - Cli.Infrastructure
  • cli.infrastructure.resources.dll
  • common.dll - Common
  • common.resources.dll
  • deviceinfoui.dll - DeviceInfoUI
  • deviceinfoui.resources.dll
  • exiv2.dll - exiv2
  • facebookvideocalling.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling
  • facebookvideocallingproxy.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling Proxy
  • galasoft.mvvmlight.extras.wpf45.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Extras
  • galasoft.mvvmlight.wpf45.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight
  • microsoft.practices.servicelocation.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll - Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • ogckml.dll - ogckml
  • richclientexperience.dll - RichClientExperience
  • richclientexperience.resources.dll
  • system.windows.interactivity.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • taskui.dll - TaskUI
  • taskui.resources.dll
  • wimgapi.dll - Windows Imaging Library
  • xmldll.dll - XMLdll (Xerces Memory Manager Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.

How do I remove BioAPI Framework?

You can uninstall BioAPI Framework 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 BioAPI Framework, 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 BioAPI Framework.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BioAPI Framework you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 4%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows XP 12.38%
Windows 10 7.62%
Windows Vista 3.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 59.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.86%
Windows 10 Pro 5.88%
Windows Vista Business 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.23%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Germany 2.74%
  France 2.05%
  Japan 2.05%
  Italy 2.05%
  Norway 1.37%
  India 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Ireland 1.37%
  Singapore 0.68%
  Brazil 0.68%
  Belgium 0.68%
  Switzerland 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.03%
Hewlett-Packard 0.97%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 380 14.00%
Dell Latitude E6400 12.00%
Dell OptiPlex 780 10.00%
Dell Latitude E6420 5.00%
Dell Latitude E6410 5.00%
Dell Latitude E4310 5.00%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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