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What is dpdeviceafss8.dll?

Part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager by DigitalPersona

What is it?

Authentec Device Controller is part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite which installs the HP ProtectTools Security Manager and the Credential and Fingerprint Manager for HP ProtectTools.
Description of dpdeviceafss8.dll from DigitalPersona
HP ProtectTools Security Manager is now available on a wide array of Business Notebooks and select Business Desktops and Workstations. Built on open standards and HP intellectual property, HP ProtectTools Security Manager can be configured to prevent unauthorized access using Smart Cards, TPM Embedded security chips, USB tokens and other security technologies. HP ProtectTools Security Manager is completely customizable, which gives business customers the flexibility to choose the level of security that best meets their needs. The optional integrated Smart Card Reader on select notebook families provides simple deployment and management of this solution.
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How is dpdeviceafss8.dll loaded?

Process Module - dpdeviceafss8.dll is loaded as a .Net assembly module within the process dphostw.exe (HP ProtectTools Security Manager by DigitalPersona, Inc.). (An assembly is a logical unit of functionality that runs under the control of the .NET common language runtime CLR.)
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the dpdeviceafss8.dll file.Of the 0.2% of dpdeviceafss8.dll users, 25.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\digitalpersona\bin\dpdeviceafss8.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dpdeviceafss8.dll
Publisher: DigitalPersona, Inc. (verified)
Name: HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Description: Authentec Device Controller
Size: 427.76 KB
Original file name: DPDeviceAfss8.DLL

Digital certificate

Issued to: DigitalPersona
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/25/2009
Expiration date: 5/23/2010

Image hashes

MD5: 817b8a4264c826682e82855a4f92133a
SHA-1: a7bc0c29cffa2da100e7b0f644a354513f176994

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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