What is valWBFPolicyService.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 valWBFPolicyService.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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ValWBFPolicyService.exe file information

The process known as ValidityWBF Policy Service (EEM) or Validity WBF Policy Service or ValidityWBF Policy Service (VSM) or Validity WBF DDK or SynapticsWBF Policy Service (EEM) or Synaptics WBF Policy Service (CMN) belongs to software Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite by Validity Sensors ( or Synaptics (

Description: ValWBFPolicyService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ValWBFPolicyService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,064 bytes. 
There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify valWBFPolicyService.exe related errors

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

Malwarebytes does not regard this file as a threat when a quick scan is chosen. Not sure whether safe or not.
  Jayden Tan  
I believe it's a legit file. Based on my new HP laptop 2013 touchscreen model which has a fingerprint authentication for logging into windows. And all reading and checks about the file seems to be directly related to this Biometric scanner on my laptop. Also important to note that I have just updated Windows 8.1 from previously 8.0 and I am assuming the new installation to be very clean as one would expect coming in from Microsoft.
If it's not located in Windows/system32 it's dangerous
i got my computer as a gift and this was installed on it before i had a chance to download any type of malware
I/m not sure if it is a threat, but RKILL shuts it down. See below: Checking for processes to terminate: * C:\Windows\system32\valWBFPolicyService.exe (PID: 4480) [WD-HEUR]
Handles my Authentec (s/w) Biometric fingerprint reader, at least it does on my 2013 HP pavilion laptop. Located in windows32. Authentec no longer in business and HP doesn't know WTF. See HP Forums for Simplepass fingerprint reader problems.

Summary: Average user rating of valWBFPolicyService.exe: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks valWBFPolicyService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving valWBFPolicyService issues

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