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Should I remove Dell Touchpad?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,064
United States Rank #1,048
Reach 0.8325%
Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
17.0.15.6 0.04%
17.0.15.3 0.04%
17.0.13.0 0.53%
17.0.11.1 0.14%
17.0.8.1 1.72%
17.0.8.0 0.39%
17.0.6.0 0.18%
17.0.5.1 0.11%
16.6.4.13 0.88%
16.5.2.0 0.11%
16.5.0.42 0.70%
16.4.0.4 1.82%
16.3.13.5 3.54%
16.3.7.0 17.25%
16.3.1.5 0.25%
16.3.1.1 1.86%
16.2.21.0 0.21%
16.2.12.17 6.13%
16.2.12.13 5.92%
16.2.12.12 0.95%
16.2.10.3 1.96%
16.1.1.0 0.14%
16.0.4.0 1.54%
15.3.45.93 0.35%
15.3.45.91 0.42%
15.3.45.87 0.04%
15.3.13.0 2.38%
15.3.5.0 1.51%
15.3.2.1 6.03%
15.3.1.0 0.04%
15.2.20.0 0.04%
15.2.17.3 2.03%
15.2.5.2 2.98%
15.1.22.51 0.32%
15.1.22.0 0.04%
15.1.12.0 0.28%
15.1.6.2 0.25%
15.1.4.0 0.14%
15.0.25.0 2.31%
15.0.18.0 1.68%
15.0.7.0 1.40%
15.0.6.0 0.04%
15.0.2.0 4.66%
14.0.19.0 2.59%
14.0.14.0 0.42%
14.0.11.0 0.07%
14.0.9.5 0.77%
14.0.2.0 10.90%
13.2.7.3 0.35%
13.2.3.0 4.21%
13.2.2.2 6.52%
55 versions

Typically installed together

Dell Touchpad

What is Dell Touchpad?  (from Synaptics)

Explore or expand your interactive capabilities by using up to four fingers at once on the large, smooth glass surface of the Dell Wireless Touchpad. Competitive touch games, drawing and music apps and more come to life with this multi-touch solution. Pair it with a non-touch display to experience four-finger touch and...  Read more

Overview

Dell Touchpad is a program developed by Synaptics. The most used version is 16.3.7.0, with over 98% 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. 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 main program executable is instnt.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 37.33 MB (39,142,303 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Dell Touchpad come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synaptics.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynISDLL.dll",standAloneUninstall
Estimated size: 37.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Touchpad

Program executable:instnt.exe
Name:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
TouchPad Driver Installation Application
Path:C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp\instnt.exe
MD5:076ea27c5e1d6cff2242eeaf10fdcd25
Additional files:
  • SynapticsReflash.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Reflash Application (TouchPad Reflash)
  • SynReflash.exe
  • DellTpad.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (TouchPad Control Panel Application)
  • SynISDLL.dll - Install Resource Strings
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynToshiba.exe - Toshiba Custom PlugIn Application
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
  • SynTPEnhPS.dll - Synaptics Proxy Server
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SynTPEnh.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements' and executes as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPEnh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SynTPEnh.exe
Memory:6.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0410832402%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02213712%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01894612%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,293,545
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:181
70 average
SynTPHelper.exe
Memory:910 KB
Total CPU:0.0072762740%
Kernel CPU:0.00668561%
User CPU:0.00059066%
CPU cycles/sec:18,452

How do I remove Dell Touchpad?

Quickly and completely remove Dell Touchpad from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dell Touchpad 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 Dell Touchpad, 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 Dell Touchpad.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.04%
Windows 8 37.61%
Windows XP 1.37%
Windows Vista 0.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.72%
Windows 8 15.89%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.74%
Windows 8.1 8.05%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.26%
  Brazil 3.50%
  United Kingdom 2.50%
  India 2.47%
  Germany 2.30%
  Canada 2.27%
  France 1.77%
  Iran 1.73%
  IQ 1.67%
  Israel 1.67%
  Mexico 1.10%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Thailand 0.97%
  Japan 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 97.29%
Acer 1.12%
Hewlett-Packard 0.98%
ASUS 0.32%
Alienware 0.11%
MSI 0.04%
Sony 0.04%
Lenovo 0.04%
Gateway 0.04%
Toshiba 0.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 13.98%
Dell Inspiron 5521 6.92%
Dell Studio 1558 6.64%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 6.29%
Dell Inspiron 1750 4.77%
Dell Inspiron 5423 4.38%

About Synaptics

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many OEMs whcih are pre-installed and included with PCs and laptops for companies such as Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and numerous others.
Publisher URL: www.synaptics.com

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