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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #29,422
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VersionDistribution 6.82% 0.76% 3.03% 9.09% 2.27% 46.97% 31.06%

Protector Suite 2009.2


Protector Suite 2009.2 is a program developed by UPEK. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is ctlcntrv.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 105.22 KB (107,747 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 31% of users of Protector Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.upek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Protector Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CB974C3D-D101-4411-8F54-DCDC58DED815}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 105.22 KB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Protector Suite 2009.2

Program executable:ctlcntrv.exe
Name:Protector Suite 2009.2
Fingerprint Software Application
Path:C:\Program Files\protector suite\ctlcntrv.exe
Additional files:
  • aalaunch.dll - Protector Suite 2009.2 (Application Launcher module for Fingerprint Software Application)
  • aewallet.dll - EWallet module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • applaun.dll - Application launcher applet
  • apwdbank.dll - PasswordBank module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • asafe.dll - File and Personal Safe module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • aspwdgen.dll - Strong Password Generator module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • bio.dll - Biometrics support
  • biokmd.dll - Bio encryption module
  • capikey.dll - Data encryption module using CryptoAPI
  • ewapplet.dll - EWallet Tray Applet
  • farchns.dll - PSQL file safe
  • fdhome.dll - MySafe FileDisk Library
  • fsdelev.dll - Fingerprint Software Deelevator for Windows Vista
  • fselev.exe - Fingerprint Software Elevator for Windows Vista
  • homefus2.dll - PS QL Logon Kernel
  • homepass.dll - LocalPassport
  • infcore.dll - Data encryption module using Infineon TPM hardware
  • infql2.dll - Infrastructure utility library
  • IntroWnd.exe - Fingerprint Software Application
  • launcher.exe - Fingerprint Launcher
  • mplaylib.dll
  • ms2fs.dll - PS QL MS2FS Converter
  • ms2fs.exe - PS QL MS2FS Launcher
  • ntrucore.dll - Data encryption module using TPM hardware
  • pbclr.dll - Password Bank WPF helper
  • PbDnSup.dll - Password Bank Dot Net Helper
  • pbregv.exe - Password Bank Registration Wizard
  • pgloader.exe - Page Loader Program for Fingerprint Software Application
  • provider.dll - Windows Vista Credential Provider
  • psqlpwd.dll - Logon stub
  • 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
  • pwdkmd.dll - Password encryption module
  • qlbase.dll - Common PSQL utility library
  • qlclr.dll - QL Infra Sharp
  • qlclrsrv.dll - Ql Infra Sharp on server
  • spgappl.dll - SPG Tray Applet
  • startmui.exe - PS QL Help Launcher
  • tpminit.dll - TPM initialization library
  • tpmkey.dll
  • tsscore.dll
  • upeksvr.exe - Fingerprint Server Process for Vista
  • upektut.exe
  • upekTutImages.dll - Images library module for Fingerprint Software Application
  • vtapipql.dll - VTAPI+ Interface
  • vti.dll - PS QL API interface
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.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\Protector Suite\launcher.exe" /startup.

How do I remove Protector Suite?

You can uninstall Protector 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 Protector Suite 2009.2, 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 Protector Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.64%
Windows XP 5.30%
Windows 10 4.55%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 43.94%
Windows 7 Professional 26.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.13%
  Iran 10.60%
  Germany 5.30%
  Taiwan 4.64%
  France 3.31%
  Brazil 2.65%
  Italy 2.65%
  United Kingdom 2.65%
  South Africa 1.99%
  Colombia 1.99%
  Greece 1.99%
  Czech Republic 1.99%
  Hong Kong 1.32%
  Singapore 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 80.41%
Acer 7.22%
Dell 5.15%
Hewlett-Packard 3.09%
Sahara 2.06%
ASUS 1.03%
Intel 1.03%
Common models
CLEVO W76x/M77xCUH ... 3.33%
Sony VGN-AW11Z_B 3.33%
Sony VGN-CS110E 2.50%
Sony VGN-Z21WN_B 2.50%
Mustek6376Mst6376 W76x/M7... 1.67%
Sony VGN-SR129E 1.67%


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