Toshiba Fingerprint Utility

109 MB   8,355 downloads Freeware    
3.9/5 9
A great security enhancement that limits access to your system to authorized users only while keeping others away from your precious contents

editor's review




Toshiba Fingerprint Utility addresses a well-shaped crowd of fingerprint-enabled Toshiba laptop users that may want to take advantage of the technology the device has to offer.

As many (if not all) of us know what a fingerprint is or tend to believe they know, laptops have been empowered with fingerprint sensors for some time now and Toshiba is one of the manufacturers that have aligned to the trend.

This usually allows for an extra layer of protection from unauthorized access through the use of fingerprint recognition or authentication process. Toshiba Fingerprint Utility provides the necessary software part to the hardware that comes packed within the case of the laptop.

One of the numerous forms of biometrics, the fingerprint allows the software to search within its database and try to match it with the existing ones. If the fingerprint proves to be a match, then the Toshiba Fingerprint Utility application communicates that to the operating system and this one takes the proper course of action.

Generally, this method allows you to log into your OS account of gain access to various applications that have been protected through the aid of the Toshiba Fingerprint Utility program. The problem is that this or most other applications such as this one do not hold a 100% success rate and that can translate in utter frustration some of the times.

If a password is just not enough for your to log into your account and you need something more, then programs like Toshiba Fingerprint Utility or even a face recognition software may help you. While this may be cataloged as paranoia by some users, the fact is that you can never be quite sure that your personal stuff is for your eyes only.

All in all, Toshiba Fingerprint Utility is not the perfect application in its category and as long as you have some steely nerves, this might just work for you. The rest of the users that may want better security for their Toshiba laptops may as well do the same with everyone else - come up with a better password.

Toshiba Fingerprint Utility was reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie
Last updated on November 25th, 2013