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Should I remove Validity Fingerprint Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,800
United States Rank #5,700
Reach 0.1083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.43 days
366.79 days >
Average installed length: 192.72 days


VersionDistribution 60.82% 0.80% 4.26% 23.71% 7.87% 1.78% 0.75%

Validity Fingerprint Driver

What is Validity Fingerprint Driver?

This package contains the driver that enables the Validity Fingerprint Sensor in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The fingerprint sensor scans fingerprints for use with biometric security applications.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 23 files and is usually about 7.44 MB (7,796,275 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.validityinc.com
Help link: www.validityinc.com/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Validity Sensors
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DD966CEF-5EA9-4BA2-B210-490FEBC27EA7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Validity Fingerprint Driver

  • valDSM.dll - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (OSTP DSM API)
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Validity VCS Extended API Library
  • wbf_vfs_0010.dll - Validity WBF Driver
  • wbf_vfs_0011.dll
  • wbf_vfs_0018.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003c.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003d.dll
  • wbf_vfs_003f.dll
  • wbf_vfs_0050.dll
  • wbf_vfs201.dll
  • wbf_vfs300.dll
  • wbf_vfs301.dll
  • wbf_vfs451.dll
  • ValBioService.exe - ValBioService
  • SwipeMonitor.exe - SwipeMonitor
  • BioControl.exe - BioControl
  • FPManager.resources.dll - FPManager
  • ValidityFMA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ValBioService.exe runs as a service named 'ValBioService' (ValBioService) "Validity Biometric Monitoring Service".

How do I remove Validity Fingerprint Driver?

You can uninstall Validity Fingerprint Driver 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 Validity Fingerprint Driver, 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 Validity Fingerprint Driver.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.67%
Windows 10 8.94%
Windows XP 2.15%
Windows Vista 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.27%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.18%
Windows 10 Pro 5.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.56%
  France 5.15%
  Netherlands 3.90%
  Germany 3.86%
  United Kingdom 3.66%
  Italy 3.10%
  Canada 3.02%
  Sweden 2.82%
  Belgium 1.97%
  Czech Republic 1.81%
  Australia 1.73%
  Switzerland 1.65%
  Spain 1.65%
  South Africa 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.87%
Acer 0.76%
Dell 0.71%
ASUS 0.28%
Toshiba 0.14%
Intel 0.09%
Lenovo 0.09%
Common models
HP ProBook 4520s 19.78%
HP EliteBook 8440p 11.63%
HP ProBook 6550b 8.68%
HP ProBook 4720s 8.39%
HP EliteBook 8540w 7.03%
HP EliteBook 2540p 5.67%

About (from Validity Sensors, Inc.)

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity is the world leader in Natural IDâ„¢ authentication, providing fingerprint sensor solutions with the highest levels of performance, security, cost-effectiveness, and design flexibility.
Publisher URL: www.validityinc.com


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