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Should I remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,769
United States Rank #2,073
Reach 0.3808%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.13 days
475.85 days >
Average installed length: 250.02 days


VersionDistribution 0.08% 4.29% 0.21% 1.67% 3.54% 0.60% 7.02% 8.65% 0.77% 0.31% 9.77% 0.13%
6.08.1017 14.96%
6.06.1004 7.09%
6.05.980 0.32%
6.04.969 0.43%
6.03.959 5.12%
6.02.925 2.66%
6.02.918 0.24%
6.01.895 0.43%
6.00.888 18.85%
5.13.766 3.73%
5.12.754 6.25%
5.11.744 0.07%
5.10.736 0.09%
5.09.724 2.04%
5.08.717 0.68%

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HP ProtectTools Security Manager

What is HP ProtectTools Security Manager?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP ProtectTools Security Manager is now available on a wide array of Business Notebooks and select Business Desktops and Workstations. Built on open standards and HP intellectual property, HP ProtectTools Security Manager can be configured to prevent unauthorized access using Smart Cards, TPM Embedded security chips, U...  Read more


HP ProtectTools Security Manager is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is 6.00.888, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is DPAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 86.02 MB of memory. The software installer includes 77 files and is usually about 93.78 MB (98,337,933 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of HP ProtectTools Security Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\setup.exe
Estimated size: 93.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP ProtectTools Security Manager

Program executable:DPAgent.exe
Name:HP ProtectTools Security Manager
DigitalPersona Local Agent
Signed by:DigitalPersona
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\DPAgent.exe
DigitalPersona Local Agent is part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite which installs the HP ProtectTools Security Manager and the Credential and Fingerprint Manager for HP ProtectTools as well as Drive Encryption for HP...
Additional files:
  • Setup.exe - HP ProtectTools Security Manager (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • DpAgent.exe (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Pro (DigitalPersona 64-bit Helper Process)
  • DPAthTok.dll (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Authentication Token Manager
  • DPAuthEn.dll - Authentication Enforcement Engine
  • DpBranding.dll - Branding for DigitalPersona Pro
  • DPCOper2.dll - Fingerprint Operations
  • DPCrStor.dll - Credential Storage
  • DPDB.dll - Local Database
  • DPDevice2.dll - U.are.U Device Controller
  • DPDeviceValidity301.dll - Validity Device Controller
  • DPDomAcv.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Activator Service
  • DPEventMsg.dll - Message Collection
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DpHostW.exe - DigitalPersona Local Host
  • DPILPro.dll - Pro Workstation Identification List
  • DPMux.dll - Device Manager
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DPOnlineIDs.dll - DigitalPersona Dashboard
  • DpCtblue.dll - DigitalPersona Drawing Support
  • DpCtgif.dll
  • DpCtrls.dll - DigitalPersona Controls Support
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpoSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DPAppSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Application Synchronization Manager
  • DPCms.dll - Client Manageability Proxy
  • DPDomSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Synchronization Manager
  • DPEvfUtils.dll - DigitalPersona Event Forwarding Utilities
  • DPPasswordAuthProvider.dll
  • DPPTEventLog.dll - DP Event Log proxy
  • DPCmsGPOClient.dll - Pro AD Manageability Client
  • DPDBConvWG.dll - Local Database Conversion Utility
  • DPEvfMsg.dll - DigitalPersona Reporter Messages

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DpHostW.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio di autenticazione biometrica' (DpHost) "Esegue l'autenticazione mediante il riconoscimento delle impronte digitali per l'accesso dell'account.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\DPAgent.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:86.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008053005%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032649%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047881%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:150,076
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6.25 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:155.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0551797621%
Kernel CPU:0.02762398%
User CPU:0.02755578%
CPU cycles/sec:166,395
I/O reads/min:278.95 KB
I/O writes/min:124 Bytes

How do I remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager?

You can uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager 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 HP ProtectTools Security Manager, 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 HP ProtectTools Security Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.25%
Windows 10 14.51%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 65.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.85%
Windows 8 Pro 4.27%
Windows 10 Pro 3.51%
Windows 8 3.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.66%
  France 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Germany 3.29%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  Czech Republic 2.59%
  Italy 2.46%
  Canada 2.36%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Sweden 1.77%
  Spain 1.67%
  India 1.47%
  South Africa 1.42%
  Australia 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.80%
Acer 0.40%
Intel 0.39%
Dell 0.24%
ASUS 0.09%
Lenovo 0.04%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 16.75%
HP ProBook 4540s 12.33%
HP ProBook 4730s 4.16%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.03%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.89%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.52%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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