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How to Start/Stop Windows Biometric Service

Service name: WbioSrvc

Display name: Windows Biometric Service


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.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Biometric Service service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Windows Biometric Service service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart