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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #17,476
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VersionDistribution 15.41% 1.43% 12.90% 1.43% 9.68% 1.43% 5.02% 21.86% 4.66% 2.51% 0.36% 23.30%

Protector Suite QL 5.6


Protector Suite QL 5.6 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 ctlcntr.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 47.52 MB (49,833,214 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of Protector Suite QL come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.upek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protector suite ql
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{151CB4B7-FC63-4C72-8A21-5E87EB419DBB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 47.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Protector Suite QL 5.6

Program executable:ctlcntr.exe
Name:Protector Suite QL
Fingerprint Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\protector suite ql\ctlcntr.exe
Additional files:
  • aluskin.dll - Protector Suite QL (Biomenu Aluminium Skin)
  • applaun.dll - Application launcher applet
  • basegui.dll - Implementation of common dialogs
  • bio.dll - Biometrics support
  • biokmd.dll - Bio encryption module
  • bioset.dll - Biometric settings
  • crypto.dll - Cryptographic support
  • devinsp.dll - Device inspector
  • elegskin.dll - Biomenu Touch Chip Skin
  • elevcc.exe - Fingerprint Control Center Elevation Launcher
  • enrollbtn.exe - Fingerprint Enrollment
  • enrset.dll - PS QL User Enrollment
  • eventlog.dll - event logging classes
  • fallskin.dll
  • farchns.dll - PSQL file safe
  • fdhome.dll - MySafe FileDisk Library
  • fselev.exe - File Safe Elevator for Vista
  • homefus2.dll - PS QL Logon Kernel
  • homepass.dll - LocalPassport
  • infcore.dll - Data encryption module using Infineon TPM hardware
  • infra.dll - Infrastructure utility library
  • launcher.exe - Fingerprint Launcher
  • launchte.exe - Tutorial Launcher Application
  • lgnset.dll - PS QL Logon Settings
  • metskin.dll
  • modskin.dll
  • ms2fs.dll - PS QL MS2FS Converter
  • ms2fs.exe - PS QL MS2FS Launcher
  • navset.dll - Biometric mouse navigator settings
  • offskin.dll
  • pbgkun.exe - Gecko browsers support uninstaller
  • pbinst.exe - PasswordBank Support Helper for Vista
  • provider.dll - Windows Vista Credential Provider
  • psqltray.dll - Protector Suite QL Tray Application
  • psqltray.exe - Fingerprint Tray Application
  • psuiteax.dll - ActiveX component for PSQL
  • psver.dll
  • pwdbank.dll - Password Bank
  • remote.dll - Remote object access 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
  • tcskin.dll
  • tpminit.dll - TPM initialization library

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.

How do I remove Protector Suite QL?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Protector Suite QL 5.6, 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 QL.

Win Vista (SP2) 51%
Win XP 1%
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 Vista 60.57%
Windows 7 22.58%
Windows XP 12.54%
Windows 10 4.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.86%
Windows Vista Business 23.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.91%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.55%
  Germany 8.23%
  Iran 5.49%
  United Kingdom 5.18%
  France 3.96%
  Japan 3.35%
  Italy 3.35%
  Brazil 2.74%
  Spain 2.13%
  Canada 2.13%
  Australia 1.83%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  India 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 63.68%
Dell 19.81%
Compaq 5.19%
Gateway 4.25%
Sahara 3.77%
Acer 1.89%
Lenovo 1.42%
Common models
Dell XPS M1530 13.33%
Dell XPS M1330 5.64%
Micro-Star TARGA Travelle... 3.59%
Gateway M-6307 ... 2.05%
Sony VGN-AW11S_B 2.05%
Sony VGN-Z11WN_B 2.05%


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