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Should I remove Lenovo Fingerprint Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,395
United States Rank #8,982
Reach 0.0397%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.16 days
712.73 days >
Average installed length: 374.48 days


VersionDistribution 29.92% 11.51% 28.13% 1.66% 1.41% 10.49% 3.07% 6.14% 2.17% 1.41% 2.81% 1.28%

Lenovo Fingerprint Software

What is Lenovo Fingerprint Software?

The Lenovo Fingerprint Software is a Biometric logon application that enables the user to logon to their personal computer through the use of the biometric fingerprint reader in replacement of a password.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named fpapp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 13.22 MB (13,866,775 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AuthenTec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2ED326C9-A4E6-4884-B3F0-9A6CFB0A1141}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Fingerprint Software

Program executable:fpapp.exe
Name:Fingerprint Application
Lenovo Fingerprint
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Software\fpapp.exe
Additional files:
  • SharedResources.dll - SharedResources Dynamic Link Library (Fingerprint Shared Resources Dynamic Link Library)
  • SplashScreen.exe - SplashScreen Application
  • FpElevatedImExportAll.dll - FpElevatedImExportAll (Import/Export all users' fingerprints for FP)
  • FpElevatedDeleteAll.dll - FpElevatedDeleteAll (Delete all users' fingerprints for FP)
  • FpElevatedSettings.dll - FpElevatedSettings (Fingerprint Reader Settings for FP)
  • FPResource.dll - Multilingual Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • ATCSSINT.dll - Fingerprint Authentication Interfaces
  • FPTool.exe - Fingerprint Tool
  • EnrollToCSS.exe - Enroll user to CSS

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • FPApp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FPAppVisual' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Software\FPApp.exe" \s.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fpapp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FingerPrintSoftware' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Software\fpapp.exe" \s.
  • SplashScreen.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FingerPrintSoftwareSplashScreen' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Software\SplashScreen.exe" \s.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fpapp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Software\fpapp.exe'.

How do I remove Lenovo Fingerprint Software?

You can uninstall Lenovo Fingerprint Software 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 Software, 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 Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.11%
Windows XP 12.52%
Windows Vista 10.22%
Windows 10 7.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.10%
Windows Vista Business 6.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.51%
  Germany 9.92%
  Canada 4.07%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  France 3.65%
  Taiwan 1.88%
  Israel 1.77%
  Switzerland 1.57%
  Poland 1.57%
  DK 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Finland 1.25%
  Austria 1.25%
  Sweden 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 96.38%
Dell 2.30%
Hewlett-Packard 1.32%
Common models
LENOVO 2081CTO 3.09%
LENOVO 2757CTO 2.75%
LENOVO 7448CTO 2.75%
LENOVO 20552CU 2.41%
LENOVO 2714AAG 2.41%
LENOVO 4058CTO 2.06%

About AuthenTec

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


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