"Windows Biometric Service - WbioSrvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Biometric Service" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Biometric Service" service related to WbioSrvc.dll?

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A

"Windows Biometric Service" is a Windows 7 service that "The Windows biometric service gives client applications the ability to capture, compare, manipulate, and store biometric data without gaining direct access to any biometric hardware or samples. The service is hosted in a privileged SVCHOST process." "Windows Biometric Service" service is provided by WbioSrvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Biometric Service" service:

Service name: WbioSrvc
Display name: Windows Biometric Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Credential Manager
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
   Windows Driver Funcdation - User-mode Driver Framework

"Windows Biometric Service" service is provided by a DLL file called: WbioSrvc.dll:

Name: WbioSrvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\WbioSrvc.dll
Description: Windows Biometric Service
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 148 KB (151,552 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:16:17 PM

Disabling "Windows Biometric Service" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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