What is vcsFPService.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 vcsFPService.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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VcsFPService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vcsFPService
VcsFPService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Validity Sensors Fingerprint Service or VFS101 VCS API Library belongs to software Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite by Validity Sensors (

Description: VcsFPService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. VcsFPService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,799,472 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 2,774,320 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. It is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with vcsFPService.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Validity Sensors DDK or Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver), turn to the software developer, Validityinc, for advice or verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify vcsFPService.exe related errors

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

This Validity Sensors Fingerprint Service process is actually a pretty bad coded program with enormous memory leak, allocating all the computer's memory accross time. You should kill and uninstall it before having a frozen screen !

Summary: Average user rating of vcsFPService.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving vcsFPService issues

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