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4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 31.06% 68.94%

Fingerprint Reader Suite 5.6


Fingerprint Reader Suite 5.6 is a software program developed by UPEK. 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. The primary executable is named ctlcntr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 24.98 MB (26,191,491 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 75% of users of Fingerprint Reader Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.upek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fingerprint reader suite
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A2289997-10A3-48F2-AA03-99180D761661}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Fingerprint Reader Suite 5.6

Program executable:ctlcntr.exe
Name:Fingerprint Reader Suite
Fingerprint Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\fingerprint reader suite\ctlcntr.exe
Additional files:
  • aluskin.dll - Fingerprint Reader Suite (Biomenu Aluminium Skin)
  • applaun.dll - Application launcher applet
  • basegui.dll - Implementation of common dialogs
  • bio.dll - Biometrics support
  • biokmd.dll - Bio encryption module
  • bioset.dll - Biometric settings
  • crypto.dll - Cryptographic support
  • devinsp.dll - Device inspector
  • elegskin.dll - Biomenu Touch Chip Skin
  • elevcc.exe - Fingerprint Control Center Elevation Launcher
  • enrollbtn.exe - Fingerprint Enrollment
  • enrset.dll - PS QL User Enrollment
  • eventlog.dll - event logging classes
  • fallskin.dll
  • farchns.dll - PSQL file safe
  • fdhome.dll - MySafe FileDisk Library
  • filedisk.sys - Virtual disk encryption driver
  • fselev.exe - File Safe Elevator for Vista
  • homefus2.dll - PS QL Logon Kernel
  • homepass.dll - LocalPassport
  • infcore.dll - Data encryption module using Infineon TPM hardware
  • infra.dll - Infrastructure utility library
  • launcher.exe - Fingerprint Launcher
  • launchte.exe - Tutorial Launcher Application
  • lgnset.dll - PS QL Logon Settings
  • metskin.dll
  • modskin.dll
  • ms2fs.dll - PS QL MS2FS Converter
  • ms2fs.exe - PS QL MS2FS Launcher
  • navset.dll - Biometric mouse navigator settings
  • offskin.dll
  • pbgkun.exe - Gecko browsers support uninstaller
  • pbinst.exe - PasswordBank Support Helper for Vista
  • provider.dll - Windows Vista Credential Provider
  • psqltray.dll - Protector Suite QL Tray Application
  • psqltray.exe - Fingerprint Tray Application
  • psuiteax.dll - ActiveX component for PSQL
  • psver.dll - Protector Suite QL
  • pwdbank.dll - Password Bank
  • remote.dll - Remote object access library
  • secuset.dll - PS QL Security Settings
  • sndset.dll - PS QL Sound Settings
  • startmui.exe - PS QL Help Launcher
  • sysset.dll - PS QL System Settings
  • tbxset.dll - Power-on security configuration
  • tcskin.dll
  • tpminit.dll - TPM initialization library
  • tpminitv.exe - TPM initialization wizard for Vista.
  • tpminitw.exe - TPM initialization wizard.
  • tpmkey.dll - Data encryption module using TPM hardware
  • tsscore.dll
  • upeksvr.exe - Fingerprint Server Process for Vista
  • vti.dll - PS QL API interface
  • wintskin.dll
  • xpskin.dll - Biomenu XP Skin
  • pbgk1_7.dll - PasswordBank module for Gecko browsers
  • pbgk1_8.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PSQLLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Reader Suite\launcher.exe" /startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000491400%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001802%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,208,310
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.11 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.2 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0000613201%
Kernel CPU:0.00002564%
User CPU:0.00003568%
CPU cycles/sec:6,098,498
I/O reads/min:1.32 KB
I/O writes/min:1.13 KB

How do I remove Fingerprint Reader Suite?

You can uninstall Fingerprint Reader Suite 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 Suite 5.6, 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 Suite.

Win Vista (SP2) 59%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 68.32%
Windows 7 25.16%
Windows 10 5.28%
Windows XP 1.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 57.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.72%
Windows Vista Ultimate 7.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.36%
Windows Vista Business 3.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.26%
  United Kingdom 5.50%
  Canada 2.11%
  Australia 1.48%
  France 1.27%
  India 1.27%
  Iran 1.27%
  Indonesia 1.06%
  Ireland 0.85%
  Poland 0.85%
  Sweden 0.63%
  Israel 0.63%
  Netherlands 0.63%
  Singapore 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 97.18%
Hewlett-Packard 1.57%
Acer 0.63%
Lenovo 0.31%
ASUS 0.31%
Common models
Dell XPS M1530 60.70%
Dell XPS M1330 35.46%
Dell Latitude D830 1.28%
Dell Vostro 1200 0.64%
LENOVO 8932AEG 0.32%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1167c 0.32%


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