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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,525
United States Rank #6,507
Reach 0.0389%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.08 days
297.35 days >
Average installed length: 156.24 days


VersionDistribution 2.09% 0.65% 0.78% 1.17% 1.30% 1.17% 1.43% 1.04% 0.26% 6.26% 33.64% 22.03% 0.13% 21.38% 0.13% 0.52% 4.04% 1.96%

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Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication

What is Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication?  (from DigitalPersona)

Dell Data Protection | Security Tools (DDP | ST) is an end-to-end software security solution designed to support Dell’s optional Fingerprint, Smart Card or Contactless Smart Card authentication hardware offerings. Included at no additional cost with every Dell OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision PC, DDP | Security Tools c...  Read more


Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication is a software program developed by DigitalPersona. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 68.01 MB (71,310,500 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 68% of users of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digitalpersona.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Security Tools\Authentication\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8BC73E82-43FC-4C08-A968-D5FCE7A4ADF6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 68.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication

  • DellBranding.dll - Dell Data Protection | Security Tools (Branding for Dell Data Protection | Security Tools)
  • DigitalPersona.Application.Common.dll - DigitalPersona.Application.Common
  • DigitalPersona.AsyncFileIO.dll - DigitalPersona.AsyncFileIO
  • DigitalPersona.MailSlotInterface.dll - DigitalPersona.MailSlotInterface
  • DP.DDP.Agent.dll - Dell.SecurityManager DigitalPersona plug-in
  • DP.DDP.LocalConsole.Plugins.dll - Dell.SecurityManager.LocalConsole DigitalPersona plug-in
  • DP.DDP.Props.dll - Dell Data Protection DigitalPersona common classes
  • DP.DDP.SysTrayApp.Plugins.dll - Dell.SecurityManager.SystrayApp DigitalPersona plug-in (main)
  • DP.DDP.SysTrayApp.Plugins.DPGettingStarted.dll - Dell.SecurityManager.SystrayApp DigitalPersona plug-in (Wizard)
  • DPAdminSnapin.dll - DigitalPersona Administration Console Snap-in
  • DpAgent.exe - DigitalPersona 64-bit Helper Process
  • DPAgentOtsPlugin.dll - DigitalPersona DPAgent OTS Plug-in
  • DPAppSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Application Synchronization Manager
  • DPAthTok.dll - DigitalPersona Authentication Token Manager
  • DPAuthEn.dll - Authentication Enforcement Engine
  • DPBackupRestore.dll - DP BackupRestore
  • DpCardEngine.exe - DigitalPersona Card Engine
  • DPCardPKI.dll - DigitalPersona PKI Card Provider
  • DPCardUSH.dll - DigitalPersona Broadcom USH Card & Reader Provider
  • DPContUSHTok.dll - Broadcom USH RF Authentication Provider
  • DPCOper2.dll - Fingerprint Operations
  • DPCrStor.dll - Credential Storage
  • DPDB.dll - Local Database
  • DPDevice2.dll - U.are.U Device Controller
  • DPDevice5.dll - Dpfpdd Device Controller
  • DPDevTS.dll - TS Device Controller
  • DPDomAcv.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Activator Service
  • DPDomSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Synchronization Manager
  • DPEventMsg.dll - Message Collection
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DPHHView.exe - HTML Help Viewer
  • DpHostW.exe - DigitalPersona Local Host
  • DPILPro.dll - User Identification List
  • DPMiniDashboard.exe - DigitalPersona Mini Dashboard
  • DpMiniOnlineIds.dll - DP Dashboard Online Ids
  • DPMux.dll - Device Manager
  • DpOCache.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Cache
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DPOnlineIDs.dll - DigitalPersona Dashboard
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpoSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DPPageContainer.dll - DigitalPersona Embedded Dashboard
  • DPPasswordAuthProvider.dll
  • DPPreferences.dll - DP Preferences
  • DPPS3.dll - Proxy-Stub

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DpHostW.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Protection Security Tools Authentication Service' (DpHost) "Provides user multifactor authentication services.".

How do I remove Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication?

You can uninstall Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication 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 Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication, 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 Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.75%
Windows 10 29.99%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 65.54%
Windows 10 Pro 17.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.57%
Windows 8.1 1.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.98%
  United Kingdom 5.63%
  Italy 3.10%
  France 2.72%
  Germany 2.25%
  Canada 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Spain 0.66%
  Poland 0.66%
  DK 0.66%
  Belgium 0.66%
  Switzerland 0.56%

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona provides endpoint protection solutions and biometric authentication products whose products include DigitalPersona Pro, a suite of centrally-managed security solutions that protects access to data and applications.
Publisher URL: www.digitalpersona.com


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