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Should I remove Synaptics WBF FP Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,030
United States Rank #12,193
Reach 0.0099%


5.5.2702.1073 1.54%
5.5.2701.1073 0.51%
5.5.2700.73 0.51%
5.5.2333.1061 0.51%
5.5.2316.1061 4.62%
5.5.2310.61 5.13%
5.5.2302.61 2.05% 0.51% 2.56% 16.92% 11.79% 0.51% 0.51% 2.56% 1.54%
5.2.520.26 1.03%
5.2.518.26 10.77%
5.2.516.26 18.97%
5.2.514.26 9.74%
5.2.508.26 7.69%

Synaptics WBF FP Reader


Synaptics WBF FP Reader is a program developed by Synaptics. The most used version is 5.2.516.26, 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. 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 software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 5.71 MB (5,984,846 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 84% of users of Synaptics WBF FP Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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{7C2D29ED-E38B-417C-9AFD-EE92269D2BA0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Synaptics WBF FP Reader

  • InstNT.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (TouchPad Driver Installation Application)
  • SynGlwPadShlExt.dll - SynGlwPadShlExt
  • SynISDLL.dll - Install Resource Strings
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynTPAPI.dll - SynTPAPI
  • SynTPCo50-8.dll - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Co-Installer
  • SynTPCo59.dll
  • SynTPCpl.dll - 64-bit TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements
  • 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
  • Enrollment Management Utility.exe - SynapticsUtility (Enrollment Management Utility)
  • SynCOM.dll - COM SDK (SynCOM)
  • SynCom32.dll

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 'SynTPEnh Caller Service' (SynTPEnhService).
Startup File (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.

How do I remove Synaptics WBF FP Reader?

You can uninstall Synaptics WBF FP Reader 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 FP Reader, 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 FP Reader.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.66%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Germany 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Spain 1.63%
  Singapore 1.63%
  Canada 0.98%
  DK 0.98%
  France 0.98%
  Norway 0.98%
  Australia 0.65%
  Switzerland 0.65%
  Colombia 0.33%
  Japan 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 62.11%
Hewlett-Packard 34.74%
Acer 3.16%
Common models
LENOVO 80VF 29.26%
HP HP Spectre x360 Conver... 24.47%
LENOVO 80V5 9.04%
HP HP Spectre x360 Conver... 5.32%
LENOVO 80VE 3.72%
LENOVO 80VD 3.19%

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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