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Program info

Estimated safety rating


dphostw.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" criteria described in this document. It is not yet known if dphostw.exe is malware or an ok program which doesn't cause harm the computer. We recommend you to be careful with this application.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe

Usually, the default filename and path where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 49d1ef79a514f8386c30e290c50552cc.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire set of features of modern PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 DigitalPersona Local Host

The description stored in the file is DigitalPersona Local Host.

File version

File version stored as a property


 DigitalPersona, Inc.

Company name DigitalPersona, Inc..


 Copyright © DigitalPersona, Inc. 1996-2009

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright © DigitalPersona, Inc. 1996-2009.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous features of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


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

Valid digital signature


The digital signature is broken. This means it is most likely that this app may be a virus and that someone probably modified it after the signature was applied. Please be very careful regarding this!

Certifier name

 DigitalPersona, Inc.

Digital certificate name: 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


It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.