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VersionDistribution 10.08% 11.69% 6.05% 1.61% 8.06% 7.66% 2.82% 2.02% 39.92% 10.08%

Protector Suite QL 5.8

What is Protector Suite QL?

The Protector Suite QL utility is installed with various fingerprint readers for laptops such as Acer's line of laptop models. The driver supports the TouchChip Fingerprint Reader and Sensor.


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 ctlcntr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 55.41 MB (58,105,627 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.authentec.com
Help link: www.upek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protector suite ql
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2CD82D77-8D1E-44FC-9A90-BBA95AC8D6B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 55.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Protector Suite QL 5.8

Program executable:ctlcntr.exe
Name:Protector Suite QL
Fingerprint Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\protector suite ql\ctlcntr.exe
Additional files:
  • pwdbank.dll - Protector Suite 2009 (Password Bank)
  • applaun.dll - Protector Suite QL (Application launcher applet)
  • bio.dll - Biometrics support
  • biokmd.dll - Bio encryption module
  • bioset.dll - Biometric settings
  • calibset.dll - Sensor calibration GUI
  • capikey.dll - Data encryption module using CryptoAPI
  • crypto.dll - Cryptographic support
  • devinsp.dll - Device inspector
  • enrollbtn.exe - Fingerprint Enrollment
  • enrset.dll - PS QL User Enrollment
  • 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
  • launcher.exe - Fingerprint Launcher
  • launchte.exe - Tutorial Launcher
  • lgnset.dll - PS QL Logon Settings
  • ms2fs.dll - PS QL MS2FS Converter
  • ms2fs.exe - PS QL MS2FS Launcher
  • navset.dll - Biometric mouse navigator settings
  • ntrucore.dll - Data encryption module using TPM hardware
  • otp.dll - OTP support
  • otpgen.exe - OTP generator
  • otprsa.dll - RSA OTP module
  • 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
  • pwdkmd.dll - Password encryption module
  • qlbase.dll - Common PSQL utility library
  • secuset.dll - PS QL Security Settings
  • sndset.dll - PS QL Sound Settings
  • startmui.exe - PS QL Help Launcher
  • sysset.dll - PS QL System Settings
  • tbxset.dll - Power-on security configuration
  • tpminit.dll - TPM initialization library
  • tpminitv.exe - TPM initialization wizard for Vista.
  • tpminitw.exe - TPM initialization wizard.
  • tpmkey.dll
  • tsscore.dll
  • upeksvr.exe - Fingerprint Server Process for Vista
  • vti.dll - PS QL API interface

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 QL\launcher.exe" /startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002504297%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012779%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012264%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Protector Suite QL?

Quickly and completely remove Protector Suite QL 5.8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Protector Suite QL 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Protector Suite QL 5.8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 QL.

Win Vista (SP2) 39%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.94%
Windows Vista 40.73%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 8 4.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.89%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.52%
  Germany 5.57%
  Australia 4.59%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  Iran 3.28%
  Canada 3.28%
  Taiwan 2.95%
  France 2.62%
  Greece 2.62%
  Brazil 2.30%
  Italy 2.30%
  Poland 2.30%
  Japan 1.64%
  Spain 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 43.56%
Dell 22.28%
ASUS 13.86%
Sahara 8.91%
Acer 2.97%
Sony 2.48%
Hewlett-Packard 1.98%
MSI 1.49%
Compaq 0.99%
Intel 0.99%
Packard Bell 0.50%
Common models
Dell Vostro1510 7.20%
ASUSTeK N50Vn 5.93%
Dell XPS M1530 5.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite X205 5.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 2.97%


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