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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,846
United States Rank #7,684
Reach 0.0435%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.73 days
198.63 days >
Average installed length: 104.36 days


4.5.351.0 0.23%
4.5.345.0 0.70%
4.5.344.0 0.12%
4.5.342.0 0.35%
4.5.341.0 10.26%
4.5.338.0 6.99%
4.5.335.0 15.85%
4.5.324.0 15.62%
4.5.321.0 12.59%
4.5.315.0 18.53%
4.5.307.0 18.76%

Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader


Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader is a software program developed by Synaptics. The most common release is 4.5.307.0, 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 38 files and is usually about 62.67 MB (65,715,468 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 51% of users of Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

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{064864B0-5134-42E5-8EB5-44B87998E649}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Synaptics WBF Fingerprint Reader

  • SynapticsReflash.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Reflash Application (TouchPad Reflash)
  • SynReflash.exe
  • secureMigrationCI.dll - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (Synaptics Secure Migration DLL)
  • SynaDriverUpgrade.exe - SynaDriverUpgrade
  • ValEFIResDll.dll - Synaptics WBF Driver (COGENT)
  • valWBFPolicyService.exe - SynapticsWBF Policy Service (COGENT)
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Synaptics Extended API Library (COGENT)
  • vcsWBFEngineAdapter.dll - SynapticsWBF Engine Adapter (COGENT)
  • vcsWBFSensorAdapter.dll - Synaptics WBF Sensor Adapter
  • vcsWBFStorageAdapter.dll - Synaptics WBF Storage Adapter
  • wbf_vfs_003d_adv.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003f_adv.dll
  • 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
  • SynTPEnhService.exe - 64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • SynFPApp.exe - synfpapp.Properties (SynFPApp)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SynTPEnh.
  • 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 Fingerprint Reader?

You can uninstall Synaptics WBF Fingerprint 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 Fingerprint 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 Fingerprint Reader.

Win 10 65%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.38%
Windows 7 34.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 51.52%
Windows 7 Professional 32.48%
Windows 10 Home 8.18%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.52%
Windows 8.1 1.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.87%
  Italy 6.62%
  France 5.15%
  Netherlands 4.69%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Germany 4.23%
  Switzerland 1.66%
  Czech Republic 1.66%
  Belgium 1.56%
  Sweden 1.38%
  Spain 1.38%
  Canada 1.20%
  Australia 1.10%
  South Africa 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.40%
Dell 0.24%
Lenovo 0.12%
Sony 0.12%
Toshiba 0.12%
Common models
HP HP ProBook 450 G3 14.05%
HP ProBook 450 G2 6.61%
HP HP ProBook 470 G3 6.49%
HP HP ProBook 450 G4 5.79%
HP HP ProBook 440 G3 3.07%
HP HP EliteBook 840 G3 2.83%

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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