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Should I remove ELAN FingerPrinter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,941
United States Rank #11,936
Reach 0.0110%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.20 days
36.73 days >
Average installed length: 19.30 days


VersionDistribution 0.46% 0.46% 0.46% 0.46% 2.76% 3.69% 0.46% 2.30% 17.05% 19.35% 1.84% 42.86% 7.37% 0.46%

ELAN FingerPrinter


ELAN FingerPrinter is a program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 5.14 MB (5,388,110 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 79% of users of ELAN FingerPrinter come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

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 FingerPrinter

  • 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 FingerPrinter?

You can uninstall ELAN FingerPrinter 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 FingerPrinter, 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 FingerPrinter.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.10%
  France 4.18%
  Italy 3.28%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Canada 2.09%
  Hong Kong 1.49%
  Germany 0.90%
  Finland 0.90%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  Spain 0.60%
  Norway 0.60%
  United Arab Emirates 0.30%
  Australia 0.30%
  Colombia 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.54%
Dell 0.46%
Common models
ASUSTeK UX330UAK 25.36%
ASUSTeK Q504UAK 14.35%
ASUSTeK T102HA 12.44%
ASUSTeK Q304UAK 10.05%
ASUSTeK UX430UA 9.57%
ASUSTeK UX390UAK 9.57%

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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