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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,245
United States Rank #1,577
Reach 0.5551%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.32 days
511.08 days >
Average installed length: 268.53 days


VersionDistribution 24.58% 9.11% 3.93% 18.85% 11.28% 0.02% 6.34% 3.51% 0.14% 4.97% 17.27%

Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver

What is Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver?  (from Validity Sensors)

To enable the same fingerprint sensor features provided under Windows XP or Vista, you will need to install the Windows 7 Validity driver and fingerprint application supplied by your notebook manufacturer. Fingerprint driver and application software are available through your notebook manufacturer’s support website or ...  Read more


Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver is a software program developed by Validity Sensors. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named vcsAPIFORWBF.dll. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 14.45 MB (15,147,611 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 39% of users of Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

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{FFC3E41D-2C2B-45B7-9AD9-5EA19572DD26}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver

Program module:vcsAPIFORWBF.dll
Name:Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite.
Validity VCS Extended API Library
Signed by:Validity Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Validity Sensors\Shared\Drivers\WBF_451_DRV\x64\vcsAPIFORWBF.dll
Additional files:
  • 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
  • ValidityFMA.exe - ValidityFMA
  • ValidityFMA.resources.dll
  • BioControl.exe - BioControl
  • FPManager.resources.dll - FPManager
  • gValidityFMA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver?

You can uninstall Validity Fingerprint Sensor 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 Sensor 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 Sensor Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.38%
Windows 10 23.34%
Windows XP 0.25%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 57.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.76%
Windows 10 Pro 7.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.18%
  France 3.98%
  Germany 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.18%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Italy 2.69%
  Czech Republic 2.36%
  Canada 2.04%
  Sweden 2.02%
  Belgium 1.88%
  Australia 1.58%
  Norway 1.45%
  South Africa 1.45%
  Switzerland 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.63%
Acer 0.65%
Dell 0.43%
ASUS 0.15%
Lenovo 0.06%
Intel 0.03%
Alienware 0.02%
Toshiba 0.01%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 14.02%
HP ProBook 4540s 11.83%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.97%
HP ProBook 6560b 3.56%
HP ProBook 4730s 3.44%
HP ProBook 450 G2 2.93%

About (from Validity Sensors, Inc.)

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity is the world leader in Natural ID™ 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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