What is PdtWzd.exe?

The genuine PdtWzd.exe file is a software component of Fingerprint Solution by Egis Technology.
Fingerprint Solution is a software application that works with biometric sensors. PdtWzd.exe is a process associated with Fingerprint Solution. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Fingerprint Solution works with hardware biometric sensors found on certain laptops as well as USB fingerprint scanners. The program is often set to launch at startup and may slow down system speed. Disabling this is recommended if biometric sensors are not used. Fingerprint Solution is available for the Windows platform. Egis Technology is a Taiwanese Corporation that designs and develops integrated circuits (ICs) for original equipment manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Transcend, Clevo, HP, etc. The company is currently invested in the research and development of high resolution, small size, and low cost capacitive fingerprint sensors. Egis is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

PdtWzd stands for Product Wizard

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 PdtWzd.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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PdtWzd.exe file information

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

The process known as PdtWzd.exe belongs to software Fingerprint Solution or VITAKEY Fingerprint PC Solution by Egis Technology ( or Arachnoid Biometrics Identification Group.

Description: PdtWzd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PdtWzd.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,570,176 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 3,719,680 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PdtWzd.exe is not a Windows core file. PdtWzd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to use the software publisher's support site or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Fingerprint Solution or Acer Bio Protection AAV (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PdtWzd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PdtWzd.exe. Therefore, you should check the PdtWzd.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

Om my laptop it is part of the Acer Bio Protection software pack. Found at least on Acer Laptops. Location (on my machine) C:\Program Files\Acer Bio Protection.

Summary: Average user rating of PdtWzd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PdtWzd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PdtWzd. 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 PdtWzd.exe 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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