What is vfsFPService.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 vfsFPService.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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VfsFPService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vfsFPService
VfsFPService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Validity Sensors Fingerprint Service belongs to software Validity Sensors software or vfsEMPIRE by Validity Sensors (

Description: VfsFPService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VfsFPService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 599,344 bytes (78% of all occurrences) or 595,248 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The vfsFPService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The vfsFPService.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with vfsFPService.exe, you can go to the support area of the Validityinc website or uninstall Validity Sensors software from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as vfsFPService.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vfsFPService.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

Belongs to validity sensors fingerprint service. Seems to be needed for the fingerprint logon to work properly.

Summary: Average user rating of vfsFPService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks vfsFPService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving vfsFPService issues

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