What is DpoSet.dll?

DpoSet.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if DpoSet.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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DpoSet.dll file information

The process known as Settings Implementation or DigitalPersona User Settings Manager

belongs to software HP ProtectTools Security Manager or DigitalPersona Personal or HP SimplePass Identity Protection or DigitalPersona Pro or DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software or HPAsset component for HP Active Support

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Description: DpoSet.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DpoSet.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 212,304 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 363,584 bytes and 13 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with DpoSet.dll, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > DigitalPersona Personal or HP SimplePass Identity Protection) or visit the support page.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DpoSet.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DpoSet.dll 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

DigitalPersona Pro is the centrally-managed suite of security applications that protect data and control access to PCs and applications. Thanks to patent-pending technology, DigitalPersona Pro helps Small Businesses and Enterprises achieve security and compliance security by integrating several applications under a single management and authentication infrastructure.
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Summary: Average user rating of DpoSet.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think DpoSet.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving DpoSet issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DpoSet. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DpoSet.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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