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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,617
United States Rank #1,349
Reach 0.4210%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.38 days
424.17 days >
Average installed length: 222.87 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.07% 6.51% 0.23% 1.82% 3.13% 0.05% 0.01% 7.12% 5.66% 0.02% 47.03% 9.55%
3.1.502 0.01%
3.1.379 3.77%
3.1.374 3.12%
3.1.366 11.32%
3.1.363 0.04%
3.1.123 0.08%
3.1.119 0.40%

Validity Sensors DDK

What is Validity Sensors DDK?  (from Validity Sensors)

Validity fingerprint sensors are the world's highest performance, most flexible and cost effective devices for handsets, tablets and notebook computers. The devices feature an industry-leading sensing performance using the company's patented LiveFlex™ technology that provides superior image quality with high-frequenc...  Read more


Validity Sensors DDK is a program developed by Validity Sensors. 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 29 files and is usually about 22.33 MB (23,412,120 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Validity Sensors DDK come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.

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{426FAE9F-7373-496E-A215-9DB7EF4398CF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Validity Sensors DDK

  • vcsCleanSensorFlashEng.exe - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (Validity VCS Sensor Flash Utility)
  • valDSM.dll - OSTP DSM API
  • valSecureDSM.dll - Validity VCS API Library
  • 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_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 Sensors DDK?

You can uninstall Validity Sensors 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 Validity Sensors 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 Validity Sensors DDK.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.98%
Windows 10 11.05%
Windows Vista 0.59%
Windows XP 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.37%
Windows 7 Professional 20.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.31%
Windows 10 Home 4.37%
Windows 10 Pro 1.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.14%
  France 4.07%
  Brazil 4.06%
  Canada 3.11%
  Germany 3.08%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Australia 2.09%
  India 1.45%
  Italy 1.34%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Israel 0.96%
  Spain 0.92%
  Poland 0.88%
  Iran 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 71.30%
Dell 26.83%
Acer 1.00%
ASUS 0.40%
MSI 0.30%
Lenovo 0.12%
Alienware 0.04%
Sahara 0.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 26.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 25.15%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 10.53%
Dell Vostro 3550 4.72%
Dell Vostro 3560 4.42%
Dell Dell System Vostro... 3.28%

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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