Validity Sensors DDK

Posted at 12:49:47 PM in Installations (48)

Just got a new Dell Vostro 3550 Laptop which comes with pre-installed software and "new-age" gadgets.  Validity Sensors DDK is one of those programs and appears to be part of the computers finger print security which the name seems to imply.

The name of the company that supposedly produces this product is Software Informer, Inc. But a visit to their web site gives absolutely no information (see http://validity-sensors-ddk.software.informer.com/).  They claim 4903 people use the product which makes me wonder how they got that info. Does the driver access the internet site and provide info hence the name software informer??? The write up states that a review will be coming soon from their "informers" which appears to mean the user community, but why would the company that produced the software rely on their users to write a review? Shouldn't the company describe the software and then let the users write reviews on the description? How are the users going to write a review on a gadet that that they don't even know what it is or what it's suppose to do?

After much research I found one site that indicated that it's a driver for biometric devices. I uninstalled the software and found no adverse effects. I'm sure it has a use in some circles, but for the average user, it's just a toy which I find annoying.

Written by Leonard Rogers on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Comments (3)

  1. 1. Software informer appears to be a adware site. Meaning, they offer to track user input about software. However, the site is loaded with ads, some of which lead the visitor to believe that some links may give them more info, but is an ad which will generate revenue for the owners.

  2. 2. I had to reformat my computer dials DELL VOSTRO 3550, and it stopped working the SENSOR VALIDITY DDK, I reinstalled from the disc MEDIA RESOURCE, and still does not work. What is the problem?

    Tito Venenciano

    11/24/2011

  3. 3. The driver is on the dell drivers and download page. Look up the Dell Vostro 3550. Then on the page that list the devices, select Security. You should see the Validity-Driver there. Not sure if this link will work in the comments section, but this may also have info: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=TKW61&FileId=2731100530


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