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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe

Usually, this program is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 5bc1d876dfd53c31c5fc65d2e9614015.

Is running as a service


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.

Is a 32 bit executable file


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.

File description

 DigitalPersona Local Host

The description present in the exe is DigitalPersona Local Host.

File version

File version


 DigitalPersona, Inc.

Company DigitalPersona, Inc..


 Copyright © DigitalPersona, Inc. 1996-2009

Copyright notice Copyright © DigitalPersona, Inc. 1996-2009.

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


dphostw.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


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!

Certifier name

 DigitalPersona, Inc.

Digitally signed by: DigitalPersona, Inc.

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.