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Protector Suite 2011

What is Protector Suite 2011?  (from AuthenTec)

Protector Suite is biometric software that protects the security of your data through the use of fingerprint authentication. Fingerprint authentication is performed by scanning your finger on a fingerprint sensor. After installing the software and restarting your computer you will need to enroll your fingerprints to cr...  Read more


Protector Suite 2011 is a software program developed by AuthenTec. 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 ctlcntrv.exe. The setup package generally installs about 53 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of Protector Suite 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.authentec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Protector Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FF960845-F006-40B0-B3B3-697219EF78B2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Protector Suite 2011

Program executable:ctlcntrv.exe
Name:Protector Suite 2011
Fingerprint Software Application
Path:C:\Program Files\protector suite\ctlcntrv.exe
Additional files:
  • aalaunch.dll - Protector Suite 2011 (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
  • bpwb.dll - WinBio Bio Provider
  • 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 and Windows 7 Credential Provider
  • psqlpwd.dll - Logon stub
  • psqltray.dll - Protector Suite QL Tray Application
  • psqltray.exe - Fingerprint Tray Application
  • 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.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • 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 2011?

You can uninstall Protector Suite 2011 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 2011, 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 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.02%
Windows Vista 11.32%
Windows 10 5.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.23%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.77%
Windows 10 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.69%
  Germany 13.85%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  France 4.62%
  Brazil 3.08%
  Belgium 3.08%
  Austria 3.08%
  Italy 3.08%
  UA 1.54%
  Norway 1.54%
  Russia 1.54%
  Greece 1.54%
  New Zealand 1.54%
  Japan 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.29%
Acer 14.71%
Toshiba 8.82%
Sony 8.82%
Hewlett-Packard 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Medion 5.88%
ASUS 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Alienware 2.94%
Common models
Dell XPS M1530 8.70%
CLEVO CO. X7200 ... 6.52%
CLEVO CO. W35HU ... 6.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.35%
CLEVO P180HMx 4.35%
ASUSTeK C90S 4.35%

About AuthenTec

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


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