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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,057
United States Rank #6,538
Reach 0.1005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.28 days
509.81 days >
Average installed length: 267.87 days


2.8.125 0.81%
2.8.121 1.92%
2.8.120 25.85%
2.8.116 11.16%
2.8.109 8.73%
2.8.105 0.45%
2.7.503 0.61%
2.7.500 13.68%
2.7.102 0.05%
2.7.50 0.05%
2.7.48 1.41%
2.7.46 0.05%
2.7.44 13.23%
2.7.39 11.06%
2.7.37 2.02%
2.7.34 4.80%
2.7.30 3.99%
2.7.29 0.15%

Validity Sensors software

What is Validity Sensors software?  (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 software is a software program developed by Validity Sensors. The most common release is 2.8.120, 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. The primary executable is named controlPanelIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 231 files and is usually about 3.72 MB (3,904,931 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 32% of users of Validity Sensors software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.validityinc.com
Help link: www.validityinc.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Validity Sensors, Inc\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F65B8208-5221-43D9-AA12-DDEA64EC4AF6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Validity Sensors software

Program executable:controlPanelIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • Setup.exe - Validity Sensors DDK (Windows® Installer)
  • WdfCoInstaller01007.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller
  • WinUSBCoInstaller.dll (by Microsoft) - WinUsb - User-mode USB Update Co-Installer
  • gfwlclient.resources.dll (by Microsoft®) - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE
  • tbnotifier.exe (by APN) - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)
  • xliveservices.resources.dll (by Microsoft®)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".
Network connections
  • tbnotifier.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1150297075%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06089299%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05413672%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Validity Sensors software?

You can uninstall Validity Sensors software 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 software, 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 software.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.42%
Windows Vista 36.44%
Windows 10 10.58%
Windows XP 0.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.40%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.55%
Windows 10 Home 2.83%
Windows 10 Pro 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.25%
  Germany 7.93%
  France 5.18%
  Italy 4.73%
  Brazil 3.92%
  Canada 3.51%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Turkey 2.43%
  India 2.16%
  Belgium 2.16%
  Mexico 2.07%
  Poland 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  Sweden 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 70.23%
Acer 25.35%
ASUS 1.82%
Dell 1.77%
Lenovo 0.36%
Intel 0.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 13.70%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 11.77%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 11.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.15%
Acer Aspire 8930 9.95%
Acer Aspire 6920 6.77%

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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