What is TAMSvr.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 TAMSvr.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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TAMSvr.exe file information

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

The process known as Fingerprint system initialization service or Memory Pool Manager Service belongs to software TrueSuite Access Manager or Memory Pool Manager Application by AuthenTec (

Description: TAMSvr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The TAMSvr.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 9,216 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. TAMSvr.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% 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 TrueSuite Access Manager (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

It prevents me from shutting down XP.
Never used fingerprint logon (Vista on toshiba Tecra 2nd hand but it's annoying cos I'm afraid if I click it and fingerprint logon fails - I'll be locked out So avoid fingerprint and close in task manager!

Summary: Average user rating of TAMSvr.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving TAMSvr issues

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