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Disabling fingerprint scanner

Discussion in 'Toshiba' started by wtkad, Dec 14, 2006.

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  1. wtkad

    wtkad Newbie

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    I bought a Satellite A105-S4364 last night, which included a fingerprint scanner that I don't need. Looks like Protector Suite QL is controlling it, but it doesn't have a "go away" option. Can I safely uninstall just this software and not be bothered again? Do I need to disable it in device manager also or anything like that? I don't want to deal with 'unknown hardware' or anything.

    Did a couple quick forum searches and didn't see this, so it's probably a lame question. :eek:
     
  2. justin15

    justin15 Notebook Evangelist

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    NOt really a lame question.

    I've never been a fan of the Fingerprint thing, and would also like to know this.
     
  3. Long Rifle

    Long Rifle Notebook Consultant

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    Simply configure the fingerprint reader to allow your PC to boot normally. I played around with it when I first got my Toshiba, but quickly found out that it's really more trouble than it's worth. I prefer the old fashioned way of just using a password to protect my laptop. It will still ask for your fingerprint during booting. Just ignore it and it will complete the booting process.
     
  4. wtkad

    wtkad Newbie

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    It's already set to not ask for a fingerprint either at bootup or login. It goes straight to my desktop when I turn it on, which is how I want it, and it stopped prompting me to 'enroll', so it's not a nuisance anymore. (Good news!) But the program is still in the system tray, and I was hoping I could have one less thing running by default, if it's safe to uninstall with no other issues. I don't anticipate needing it in the future, but as you said, I would prefer to use a password if security did become an issue.
     
  5. vladmoney

    vladmoney Notebook Consultant

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    if you find it in the start up you can probably turn it off
     
  6. kdub2000

    kdub2000 Newbie

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    Go to your control panel and uninstall or remove the "Protector" Suite of software. That is the one that controls the fingerprint reader...

    Restart your computer, it will be gone...
     
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