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Should I remove ALPS Touch Pad Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #913
United States Rank #1,410
Reach 0.8823%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.20 days
301.02 days >
Average installed length: 158.16 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
Version 8.100.1611.102 0.05%
Version 7.9.1615.104 0.06%
Version 7.9.1611.203 0.02%
Version 7.9.1602.107 0.01%
Version 7.7.1611.307 0.02%
Version 7.7.1611.204 0.02%
Version 7.7.1602.501 0.62%
Version 7.2.2002.209 0.14%
Version 7.2.2002.208 0.32%
Version 7.2.2002.207 0.03%
Version 7.2.2002.202 0.22%
Version 7.2.2002.201 0.02%
Version 7.2.1611.201 0.01%
Version 7.109.1615.104 0.02%
Version 7.109.1611.203 0.01%
Version 7.107.1611.204 0.15%
Version 7.107.1602.501 0.42%
Version 7.102.2002.209 1.71%
Version 7.102.2002.208 2.48%
Version 7.102.2002.207 0.03%
Version 7.102.2002.202 0.03%
Version 7.102.2002.201 0.01%
Version 7.102.1611.201 0.08%
Version 7.100.1101.17 0.05%
Version 7.100.1101.16 0.09%
Version 7.0.1101.18 1.50%
Version 7.0.1101.17 1.92%
8.3.404.115 0.01%
8.3.404.104 0.41%
8.2206.1717.109 0.02%
8.201.1711.130 0.11%
8.201.1711.128 0.10%
8.201.1711.127 0.98%
8.201.1711.126 1.30%
8.201.1711.124 0.59%
8.201.1711.122 2.72%
8.201.1711.120 1.67%
8.201.1711.112 0.18%
8.201.1611.252 0.63%
8.201.1611.251 0.10%
8.201.1611.250 0.11%
8.201.1611.249 0.21%
8.201.1611.248 0.21%
8.201.1611.247 0.12%
8.201.1611.246 0.01%
8.201.1611.242 0.01%
8.201.1611.240 0.02%
8.201.1611.232 0.56%
8.201.1611.227 0.37%
8.201.1611.222 0.52%
8.201.1611.219 0.53%
199 versions

Typically installed together

ALPS Touch Pad Driver

What is ALPS Touch Pad Driver?

This is the software driver package for the installed ALPS Touch Pad. The driver package is required in order for the Touch Pad device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware or device. This program contains the driver for the ALPS Touchpad in the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems. The driver enables touchpad functionality and provides a user interface.

Overview

The most used version is 8.201.1711.122, with over 33% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is apoint.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 11.74 MB (12,307,065 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Apoint2K
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 11.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ALPS Touch Pad Driver

Program executable:apoint.exe
Name:Alps Pointing-device Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\apoint2k\apoint.exe
MD5:b150d1bcb625600479eeba51811e33cb
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
If the ALPS Touch Pad driver is installed on computers running Windows XP, the Fn+F9 (Touch Pad On/Off) function does not operate. To make this function available, the TOSHIBA Touch Pad On/Off Utility should also be updated.
Additional files:
  • ApntEx.exe - Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • EzAuto.dll - Alps Utility for Pointing device (Alps pointing device extension)
  • ApInfo.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • ApInst.dll
  • Apoint.dll
  • ApResAR.dll
  • ApResBP.dll
  • ApResCS.dll
  • ApResCT.dll
  • ApResCZ.dll
  • ApResDK.dll
  • ApResFI.dll
  • ApResFR.dll
  • ApResGK.dll
  • ApResGR.dll
  • ApResHU.dll
  • ApResIL.dll
  • ApResIT.dll
  • ApResJP.dll
  • ApResKR.dll
  • ApResLA.dll
  • ApResNL.dll
  • ApResNO.dll
  • ApResPL.dll
  • ApResPO.dll
  • ApResRO.dll
  • ApResRU.dll
  • ApResSE.dll
  • ApResSK.dll
  • ApResSL.dll
  • ApResSP.dll
  • ApResTH.dll
  • ApResTR.dll
  • ApResUS.dll
  • Elprop.dll - Easy Launcher
  • hidfind.exe
  • player.exe
  • ApOffice.dll
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe
  • ApMouCpl.dll - Dell Touchpad Driver (Dell Mouse Property Page)
  • Ezcapt.exe - ALPS Easy Capture (Easy Capture)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApLEDControl.exe - ApLEDControl
  • EzLaunch.dll - AlpsPoint
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Hidfind.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE747E8C-C3F9-4E20-88F6-1CF8B739FA43}' (runs on registration).
  • ApntEx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3BE86BB-7084-4CC0-AED8-AE7A780E75E9}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Alps HID Monitor Service' (ApHidMonitorService) "@oem131.inf,%HidMonitor.SvcDesc%;Monitor HID device for Alps".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Apoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Apoint' which loads as C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Apoint.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe'.
  • ApMsgFwd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

apoint.exe
Memory:2.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011903806%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00102111%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016927%
0.015104% average
ApntEx.exe
Memory:2.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0010676236%
Kernel CPU:0.00057141%
User CPU:0.00049621%
CPU cycles/sec:472,409
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
hidfind.exe
Memory:1.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0000448931%
Kernel CPU:0.00003346%
User CPU:0.00001143%
CPU cycles/sec:1,075
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes

How do I remove ALPS Touch Pad Driver?

Quickly and completely remove ALPS Touch Pad Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ALPS Touch Pad Driver from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ALPS Touch Pad Driver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ALPS Touch Pad Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.86%
Windows 8 37.14%
Windows Vista 8.79%
Windows XP 2.17%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.67%
Windows 8.1 15.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.15%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.98%
Windows 10 Home 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.90%
  Germany 8.12%
  United Kingdom 5.92%
  France 5.02%
  Canada 3.73%
  Italy 3.04%
  Netherlands 2.65%
  Brazil 2.51%
  Mexico 2.34%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Spain 1.66%
  Indonesia 1.42%
  India 1.27%
  MA 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 60.36%
Hewlett-Packard 19.62%
Lenovo 9.93%
Toshiba 4.94%
Dell 3.12%
Gateway 0.51%
Samsung 0.45%
GIGABYTE 0.45%
ASUS 0.24%
Sahara 0.19%
Compaq 0.19%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 8.36%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 6.70%
Acer Aspire 7741 6.01%
HP 14 Notebook PC 5.28%
HP Pavilion 14 Notebook P... 4.74%
Acer Aspire 5738 3.50%

About Alps Electric Co

Alps Electric produces electronic devices, including switchs, sensors, encoders and touchpads.
Publisher URL: www.alps.com

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