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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,038
United States Rank #8,197
Reach 0.0504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.89 days
763.88 days >
Average installed length: 401.36 days


VersionDistribution 46.98% 10.46% 5.03% 20.02% 0.10% 2.41% 13.38% 1.51% 0.10%

Fingerprint Reader

What is Fingerprint Reader?

This is the software and driver used to manage the Fingerprint Reader on supported laptops that utilize the AuthenTec TrueSuite.


Fingerprint Reader is a program developed by AuthenTec. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is fingerprint reader.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 128.43 KB (131,516 bytes). CheckUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Fingerprint Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AuthenTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1CACE706-D749-44CA-BBFE-AF60946D1B18}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 128.43 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Fingerprint Reader

Program executable:fingerprint reader.exe
Name:Fingerprint Reader
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo fingerprint reader\fingerprint reader.exe
Additional files:
  • BioLayerAdapter.dll - BioLayerAdapter Dynamic Link Library
  • TSLogAdapter.dll - TSLogAdapter Dynamic Link Library
  • BioLayer.dll - BioLayer Dynamic Link Library
  • TrueSuite.FPLGUIController.exe - TrueSuite.FPLGUIController
  • Shortcut.dll - AuthenTec TrueSuite (Shortcut)
  • Splash.exe
  • CheckUpdate.exe - Fingerprint Reader
  • TouchControl.exe - TouchControl
  • ProfileManagement.dll - ProfileManagement
  • EnumWindowsUsers.dll - EnumWindowsUsers
  • TrueSuite.EnumWindowsUsers.dll
  • TrueSuite.FPLGUI.dll - TrueSuite.FPLGUI
  • TrueSuiteUpgrade.exe - TrueSuiteUpgrade
  • Password Vault.exe - Password Vault
  • TrueSuite.FPL.dll - TrueSuite.FPL
  • HighContrast.Theme.dll - CustomTheme
  • Lenovo.Theme.dll
  • TokenMachine.dll - TrueSuite 5 (Token Machine Dynamic Link Library)
  • BioMonitor.exe - BioMonitor
  • AutoSoftwareUpdate.dll - TrueSuite (TrueSuite update module)
  • BrowserLaunch.exe - TrueSuite Browser Launch
  • IEBHO.dll - TrueSuite Website Log On
  • npffwloplugin.dll - TrueSuite Website Logon Plugin
  • TrueSuite.AutoSoftwareUpdate.dll
  • TrueSuiteService.exe - TrueSuite Service
  • TSLog.dll - TSLog Dynamic Link Library
  • UserFeedback.exe - User Feedback
  • truesuite.fplgui.resources.dll
  • truesuiteupgrade.resources.dll
  • truesuite.resources.dll
  • authentec.theme.resources.dll
  • highcontrast.theme.resources.dll
  • lenovo.theme.resources.dll
  • DataManager.dll - DataManager Dynamic Link Library
  • TrueSuiteDlg.dll (by HP) - SimplePass (TrueSuiteDlg Dynamic Link Library)
  • ssutil.dll
  • WhiteListExample.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npffwloplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npffwloplugin.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • IEBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TrueSuite Browser Helper Object' with the class of {8590886E-EC8C-43C1-A32C-E4C2B0B6395B}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • IEBHO.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TrueSuite Toolbar' with the class of {C98EE38D-21E4-4A50-907D-2B56FEC7013E}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npffwloplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@authentec.com/ffwloplugin' with a plugin key of '@authentec.com/ffwloplugin' for all users of the PC.
  • TrueSuiteService.exe runs as a service named 'TrueSuiteService' (FPLService) "Provides convenient and secure fingerprint authentication and identity management.".

How do I remove Fingerprint Reader?

You can uninstall Fingerprint Reader 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 Fingerprint Reader, 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 Fingerprint Reader.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.25%
Windows 10 36.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.16%
Windows 10 Pro 6.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.35%
Windows 8.1 5.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.07%
  Germany 6.59%
  Czech Republic 4.25%
  Canada 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  India 2.34%
  Italy 2.17%
  Poland 1.91%
  France 1.73%
  Brazil 1.65%
  Slovakia 1.39%
  Romania 1.21%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Belgium 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 90.88%
Hewlett-Packard 8.57%
Dell 0.55%
Common models
LENOVO 20208 6.27%
LENOVO 3254CTO 4.70%
LENOVO 3259CTO 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.18%
LENOVO 32597AU 3.13%
LENOVO 20160 3.00%

About AuthenTec

AuthenTec manufactures fingerprint authentication sensors for personal computers, wireless devices, and building security.
Publisher URL: www.authentec.com


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