What is CompPtcVUI.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CompPtcVUI.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CompPtcVUI.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CompPtcVUI
CompPtcVUI.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Fingerprint Solution belongs to software Acer Bio Protection AAV or Fingerprint Solution or VITAKEY Fingerprint PC Solution or Bio-Protection fingerprint solution (version UC3000) or Acer Bio Protection AAU or Acer Bio Protection AAA by Arachnoid Biometrics Identification Group or Egis Technology (

Description: CompPtcVUI.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The CompPtcVUI.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,485,696 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 3,358,720 bytes and 30 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. CompPtcVUI.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with CompPtcVUI.exe, you may also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Fingerprint Solution or Acer Bio Protection AAV using Windows Control Panel
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify CompPtcVUI.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CompPtcVUI.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CompPtcVUI.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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Essiential for VitaKey (security application) to function properly
compptcvui.exe is part of Acer Bio Protection.
It redirects you to another page every time you google!
Wird von Acer Bio Protection verwendet.
  Max H  
Acer finger print reader, needed if you use the finger print reader
  Grandpa Shaggy  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CompPtcVUI.exe: based on 11 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think CompPtcVUI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think CompPtcVUI.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving CompPtcVUI issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CompPtcVUI. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CompPtcVUI.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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