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Should I remove ELAN FingerPrint?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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Global Rank #25,762
United States Rank #15,846
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VersionDistribution 0.77% 7.69% 14.62% 24.62% 3.85% 48.46%

ELAN FingerPrint


ELAN FingerPrint is a software program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. 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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 5.14 MB (5,391,134 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 80% of users of ELAN FingerPrint come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elanfp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ElanFP\EFDUninst.exe
Estimated size: 5.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ELAN FingerPrint

  • ELANFPService.exe - ELAN FingerPrinter (Elan Service)
  • EFDService.exe - ELAN Finger Print (EFDService)
  • EFDUninst.dll - ELAN SmartID-Pad (EFD Ware Uninstall Application)
  • EFDUninst.exe - EFD Ware Un_inst Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ELANFPService.exe runs as a service named 'ELAN FP Service' (ELANFPService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • EFDService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EFDService' which loads as C:\Program Files\ElanFP\EFDService.exe.

How do I remove ELAN FingerPrint?

You can uninstall ELAN FingerPrint 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 ELAN FingerPrint, 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 ELAN FingerPrint.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.40%
  France 3.52%
  United Kingdom 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Germany 1.51%
  Finland 1.51%
  Singapore 1.51%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Switzerland 1.01%
  DK 1.01%
  Spain 1.01%
  Italy 1.01%
  Canada 0.50%
  Czech Republic 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.77%
ASUS 48.46%
American Megatrends 0.77%
Common models
Acer Spin SP513-52N 15.32%
Acer Aspire A715-71G 14.52%
ASUSTeK UX430UAR 12.90%
ASUSTeK UX330UAR 9.68%
Acer Aspire A717-71G 6.45%
Acer Swift SF514-51 6.45%

About ELAN Microelectronic

ELAN Microelectronics Corporation is an IC designer and provider of microcontrollers and PC Peripheral ICs.
Publisher URL: www.emc.com.tw


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