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Should I remove Lenovo Fingerprint Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,867
United States Rank #11,608
Reach 0.0277%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.55 days
75.14 days >
Average installed length: 39.48 days


VersionDistribution 5.32% 28.07% 7.71% 9.17% 15.05% 8.81% 23.49% 2.39%

Lenovo Fingerprint Manager

What is Lenovo Fingerprint Manager?

This software contains the driver that enables the Validity Fingerprint Sensor in supported Lenovo notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The fingerprint sensor scans fingerprints for use with biometric security applications.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 19 files and is usually about 12.95 MB (13,574,072 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.validityinc.com
Help link: www.validityinc.com/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Validity Sensors
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{709AB4C0-9DFF-4293-954F-FBCC7FC005DA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Fingerprint Manager

  • valWBFPolicyService.exe - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (Validity WBF Policy Service (CMN))
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Validity Extended API Library (CMN)
  • vcsWBFEngineAdapter.dll - Validity WBF Engine Adapter (CMN)
  • wbf_vfs_0011.dll - Validity WBF Driver
  • wbf_vfs_0018.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003c.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003d.dll
  • wbf_vfs_0050.dll
  • wbf_vfs_lvcmn.dll - Validity WBF Driver (CMN)
  • wbf_vfs201.dll
  • wbf_vfs300.dll
  • wbf_vfs301.dll
  • wbf_vfs451.dll
  • ValBioService.exe - ValBioService
  • SwipeMonitor.exe - SwipeMonitor
  • FPManager.resources.dll - FPManager
  • Lenovo Fingerprint Manager.exe
  • ValidityFMA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ValBioService.exe runs as a service named 'ValBioService' (ValBioService) "Validity Biometric Monitoring Service".

How do I remove Lenovo Fingerprint Manager?

You can uninstall Lenovo Fingerprint 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 Lenovo Fingerprint 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 Lenovo Fingerprint Manager.

Win 10 51%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.38%
Windows 7 48.44%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 41.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 18.11%
Windows 8.1 12.75%
Windows 10 Pro 7.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.62%
Windows 8 Pro 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.21%
  Germany 7.18%
  Czech Republic 3.74%
  United Kingdom 3.74%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  India 3.12%
  Sweden 2.81%
  Canada 2.34%
  Italy 2.18%
  DK 1.87%
  Slovakia 1.87%
  Belgium 1.72%
  France 1.72%
  Finland 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 97.19%
Hewlett-Packard 2.81%
Common models
LENOVO 68852BU 7.29%
LENOVO 20384 4.69%
LENOVO 20C6008SUS 4.69%
LENOVO 688526G 3.65%
LENOVO 688528U 3.39%
LENOVO 20C6008QUS 2.86%

About (from Validity Sensors, Inc.)

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity is the world leader in Natural IDâ„¢ authentication, providing fingerprint sensor solutions with the highest levels of performance, security, cost-effectiveness, and design flexibility.
Publisher URL: www.validityinc.com


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