What does the upeksvr.exe file do?
The upeksvr.exe process is also known as Fingerprint Server Process for Vista and is a part of Protector Suite QL or, as the case may be, Upek Touchchip Fingerprint Reader. This software is produced by UPEK (www.authentec.com) or, as the case may be, Authentec (www.authentec.com). An obsolete or defective version of upeksvr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Fingerprint Server Process has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Fingerprint Server Process has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- upeksvr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module upeksvr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about upeksvr.exe Fingerprint Server Process
upeksvr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file upeksvr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 21,504 bytes (62% of all these files), 29,184 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 31% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A upeksvr.exe file has a 12% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 84,816 bytes (50% of all these files), 85,352 bytes or, as the case may be, 57,168 bytes. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This upeksvr program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves upeksvr.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about upeksvr?
|Trojan Horse (Virus) (further information...) |
|Fingerprint scanner software (further information...) |
| i have it for along time |
|Lenovo fingerprint software. Delivered with Lenovo devices with fingerprint reader (eg. Keyboard, Notebooks..) |
|part of fingerprint authentication system by UPEK on ibm thinkpad (further information...) |
|Fingerprint scanner process. Legitimate. My lenovo e420 came with it, so if you have a laptop with a fingerprint scanner, its legit! |
|It is used by toshiba fingerprint security |
|I have a fugure print reader on my Dell XPS and I have thie process |
Stephen Smith .Net Engineer
|upeksvr.exe is the fingerprint software included by Dell. Only needed if you have the fingerprint reader. |
Summary: 5 users judge upeksvr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted upeksvr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Protector Suite QL or Upek Touchchip Fingerprint Reader
To remove Fingerprint Server Process from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Protector Suite QL or Upek Touchchip Fingerprint Reader in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if upeksvr.exe (Fingerprint Server Process) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Fingerprint Server Process. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Fingerprint Server Process or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or upeksvr.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.