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 Validity WBF Policy Service or ValidityWBF Policy Service (EEM) or ValidityWBF Policy Service (VSM) or Validity WBF DDK 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 a not clearly defined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The valWBFPolicyService.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Validity WBF DDK or Validity Sensors, Inc using Windows Control Panel
  2) visit the vendor’s support site [1][2]
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

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

Summary: Average user rating of valWBFPolicyService.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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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 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 valWBFPolicyService.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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