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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #638
United States Rank #414
Reach 1.0587%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.63 days
343.22 days >
Average installed length: 180.34 days


VersionDistribution 0.80% 15.13% 0.04% 7.98% 1.10% 20.91% 1.81% 0.37%
4.3.304.0 3.01%
4.3.301.0 8.21% 0.10% 29.18% 0.08% 9.10% 1.16% 0.19% 0.28% 0.57%

Validity WBF DDK

What is Validity WBF 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 WBF 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 main program executable is valDSM.dll. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 23.83 MB (24,986,650 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Validity WBF DDK come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

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{79174AF2-6CB1-42F5-981E-66DCA49391D0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Validity WBF DDK

Program module:valDSM.dll
Name:Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite.
Path:C:\Program Files\Validity Sensors\bin\valDSM.dll
Additional files:
  • vcsCleanSensorFlashEng.exe - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (Validity VCS Sensor Flash Utility)
  • valDSM.dll - OSTP DSM API
  • valWBFPolicyService.exe - Validity WBF Policy Service (CMN)
  • vcsAPIFORWBF.dll - Validity VCS Extended API Library
  • vcsWBFEngineAdapter.dll - Validity WBF Engine Adapter (CMN)
  • 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_vfs_lvcmn.dll - Validity WBF Driver (CMN)
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Validity WBF DDK?

You can uninstall Validity WBF 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 WBF 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 WBF DDK.

Win 10 51%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.11%
Windows 7 48.82%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.35%
Windows 8.1 22.12%
Windows 10 Home 12.40%
Windows 8 7.52%
Windows 7 Professional 3.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.07%
  Italy 3.32%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Canada 2.93%
  France 2.39%
  Australia 2.14%
  Germany 1.80%
  Brazil 0.98%
  Sweden 0.96%
  Switzerland 0.91%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Netherlands 0.78%
  New Zealand 0.73%
  Spain 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.17%
Acer 0.38%
Dell 0.36%
ASUS 0.06%
Lenovo 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 27.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 20.63%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 8.35%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 6.74%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 6.43%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 6.06%

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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