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DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software 6.1

What is DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software?

This program provides the Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software for the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems. The Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software provided in this package is used to manage and enroll fingerprints on notebooks/laptops running a supported 32-bit operating systems.


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 35.66 MB (37,394,671 bytes). DPAutoUpdates.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digitalpersona.com
Help link: www.digitalpersona.com/support/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{208DCBFA-D02A-426B-865F-312529654438}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 35.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software 6.1

  • DPAdminRes.dll - HP ProtectTools Security Manager (DPAdminRes Module)
  • DPAdminSnapin.dll - DigitalPersona Administration Console Snap-in
  • DPAgent.exe - DigitalPersona Local Agent
  • DPAthTok.dll - DigitalPersona Authentication Token Manager
  • DPAuthEn.dll - Authentication Enforcement Engine
  • DPAutoUpdates.dll - DP Automatic Updates
  • DPBackupRestore.dll - DP BackupRestore
  • DPCOper2.dll - Fingerprint Operations
  • DPCrStor.dll - Credential Storage
  • DpCtblue.dll - DigitalPersona Drawing Support
  • DpCtgif.dll
  • DpCtrls.dll - DigitalPersona Controls Support
  • DPDB.dll - Local Database
  • DPDBConv.dll - Local Database Conversion Utility
  • DPDevice2.dll - U.are.U Device Controller
  • DPDeviceAfss8.dll - Authentec Device Controller
  • DPDeviceAfss9.dll
  • DPDeviceBroadcomBip.dll - BroadcomBip Device Controller
  • DPDeviceEgistec.dll - Egistec Device Controller
  • DPDeviceUpekBs.dll - UpekBs Device Controller
  • DPDeviceValidity301.dll - Validity Device Controller
  • DPDeviceValidityVcs.dll
  • DPDeviceWBF.dll - WBF Device Controller
  • DPDomAcv.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Activator Service
  • DPDomSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Synchronization Manager
  • DPFileEn.exe - File Encryption Application
  • DPFileProtect.dll - Dashboard plug-in for File Encryption
  • DPHHView.exe - HTML Help Viewer
  • DPHomeAdm.dll - DP Dashboard Home Page
  • DpHostW.exe - DigitalPersona Local Host
  • DPILPro.dll - Pro Workstation Identification List
  • DPMiniDashboard.exe - DigitalPersona Mini Dashboard
  • DPMux.dll - Device Manager
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpoSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DPOtsMsg.dll - Message Collection
  • DPPasswordAuthProvider.dll
  • DPPS3.dll - Proxy-Stub
  • DPPTEventLog.dll - DP Event Log proxy
  • DPPTUtils.dll - DigitalPersona SDK Utilities
  • DPRunDll.exe - DigitalPersona DLL Wrapper
  • DPShell.dll - Shell plug-in for File Encryption
  • DPAgentOtsPlugin.dll - DigitalPersona Pro (DigitalPersona DPAgent OTS Plug-in)
  • DpBrandingPersonalDell.dll - Branding for DigitalPersona Personal
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DpMiniOnlineIds.dll - DP Dashboard Online Ids
  • DpOCache.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Cache
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DPOnlineIDs.dll - DigitalPersona Dashboard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • DPShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OneTouch Crypto' with a class of {18154541-0F1A-11D5-87C1-00010242D7FF}.
  • DpHostW.exe runs as a service named 'Biometrische Authenticatie Service' (DpHost) "Biedt vingerafdrukauthenticatie van de account logon.".

How do I remove DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software?

Quickly and completely remove DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software 6.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DigitalPersona 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software 6.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 92%
Win 10 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.64%
Windows 10 8.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 71.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.16%
Windows 10 Pro 5.48%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.87%
Windows 10 Home 1.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.43%
  Brazil 13.43%
  Canada 6.86%
  Germany 6.00%
  France 5.71%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  Poland 4.57%
  Israel 3.43%
  Australia 2.29%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Malaysia 1.71%
  Italy 1.43%
  Mexico 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.43%

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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