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Synaptics WBF DDK


Synaptics WBF DDK is a software program developed by Synaptics. 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 122.75 MB (128,712,157 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Synaptics WBF DDK come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synaptics.com
Help link: www.synaptics.com/en/contact.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Synaptics
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5C22A991-E50A-428D-8B75-27D438427C09}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 122.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Synaptics WBF DDK

  • SynapticsReflash.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Reflash Application (TouchPad Reflash)
  • SynReflash.exe
  • LenovoSysCheck.dll - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (SynapticsUtility DLL)
  • SensorDBSynch.exe - SynapticsFingerprint Sensor Synchronization Process (CMN)
  • valWBFPolicyService.exe - SynapticsWBF Policy Service (EEM)
  • valWbioSyncSvc.exe - SynapticsWinbio Synchronization Service (CMN)
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Synaptics Extended API Library (EEM)
  • vcsWBFEngineAdapter.dll - SynapticsWBF Engine Adapter (EEM)
  • wbf_vfs_0011.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (VSM)
  • wbf_vfs_003f.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (COGENT)
  • wbf_vfs_0050.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (EEM)
  • wbf_vfs_lvcmn.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (CMN)
  • InstNT.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (TouchPad Driver Installation Application)
  • SynISDLL.dll - Install Resource Strings
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - 64-bit TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements
  • SynTPEnhPS.dll - Synaptics Proxy Server
  • SynTPEnhService.exe - 64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPLpr.exe - TouchPad Driver Helper Application
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • SynLenovoHelper.exe - SynLenovoHelper Application (SynLenovo Helper tool)
  • SynFPApp.exe - synfpapp.Properties (SynFPApp)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
  • SynTPEnhService.exe runs as a service named 'SynTPEnhService' (SynTPEnhService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPEnh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
  • SynLenovoHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynLenovoHelper' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynLenovoHelper.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001072854%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000957%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009771%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,157,817
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:688 KB
Total CPU:0.0000074885%
Kernel CPU:0.00000565%
User CPU:0.00000184%
CPU cycles/sec:816

How do I remove Synaptics WBF DDK?

You can uninstall Synaptics WBF DDK 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 Synaptics WBF DDK, 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 Synaptics WBF DDK.

Win 10 98%
Win 7 (SP1) 2%
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 10 97.77%
Windows 7 2.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 75.12%
Windows 10 Pro 12.28%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.87%
Windows 7 Professional 1.59%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.11%
  Italy 13.78%
  United Kingdom 8.93%
  France 3.83%
  Netherlands 2.93%
  Germany 2.81%
  Canada 2.30%
  Spain 1.66%
  Switzerland 1.28%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Australia 1.02%
  DK 1.02%
  India 0.89%
  Czech Republic 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.68%
Dell 0.32%
Common models
HP HP ENVY Notebook 58.91%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 11.72%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 9.63%
HP ENVY Notebook 5.78%
HP HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC... 1.93%
HP Pro x2 612 G1 Tablet 1.28%

About Synaptics

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many OEMs whcih are pre-installed and included with PCs and laptops for companies such as Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and numerous others.
Publisher URL: www.synaptics.com


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