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    Default Disabling fingerprint scanner

    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.

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    Default Re: Disabling fingerprint scanner

    NOt really a lame question.

    I've never been a fan of the Fingerprint thing, and would also like to know this.
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    Default Re: Disabling fingerprint scanner

    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.
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    Default Re: Disabling fingerprint scanner

    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.

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    Default Re: Disabling fingerprint scanner

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

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    Default Re: Disabling fingerprint scanner

    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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