dphostw.exe may be a dangerous application, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. This program triggers too many of the "possible danger" flags described bellow. It is not yet known if dphostw.exe is a virus or not that doesn't cause harm your PC. Please be careful with this program.
Usually, this program is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 5bc1d876dfd53c31c5fc65d2e9614015.
This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It does not exploit the full power of nowadays' PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the exe is DigitalPersona Local Host.
File version 188.8.131.527.
Company DigitalPersona, Inc..
Copyright notice Copyright © DigitalPersona, Inc. 1996-2009.
Some insecure features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
dphostw.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature is invalid, which is a strong indicator that this program may be malware and that someone most likely changed some of its code after the signature was applied. We advise extreme caution!
Digitally signed by: DigitalPersona, Inc.
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.