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Should I remove Dell Touchpad?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #361
United States Rank #269
Reach 2.0090%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.76 days
465.06 days >
Average installed length: 244.35 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.1207.101.109 0.09%
10.1207.101.103 0.68%
10.1207.101.102 0.02%
10.1200.101.203 0.21%
10.1200.101.202 0.20%
8.1206.101.118 0.32%
8.1206.101.115 0.23%
8.1206.101.112 1.09%
8.1206.101.110 0.73%
8.1206.101.109 1.12%
8.1206.101.104 0.28%
8.1200.101.218 2.52%
8.1200.101.217 1.85%
8.1200.101.214 3.31%
8.1200.101.210 2.38%
8.1200.101.209 1.92%
8.1200.101.137 0.01%
8.1200.101.134 5.54%
8.1200.101.131 0.18%
8.1200.101.129 0.69%
8.1200.101.127 3.97%
8.1200.101.125 0.13%
8.1200.101.124 1.56%
8.1200.101.123 0.00%
8.1200.101.116 0.99%
8.1200.101.112 0.44%
8.1200.101.106 0.32%
7.1211.101.118 0.32%
7.1211.101.114 1.62%
7.1211.101.109 0.00%
7.1209.101.217 3.15%
7.1209.101.215 1.16%
7.1209.101.204 15.46%
7.1208.101.303 0.00%
7.1208.101.125 2.94%
7.1208.101.124 2.09%
7.1208.101.119 0.08%
7.1208.101.118 0.94%
7.1208.101.116 1.28%
7.1208.101.114 0.47%
7.1207.101.225 11.04%
7.1207.101.220 0.40%
7.1207.101.219 0.65%
7.1207.101.218 0.71%
7.1207.101.216 0.01%
7.1207.101.108 1.75%
7.1108.101.105 0.12%
7.1107.115.102 2.98%
7.1107.101.215 0.77%
7.1107.101.210 1.85%
7.1107.101.209 2.26%
106 versions

Typically installed together

Dell Touchpad

What is Dell Touchpad?  (from Alps Electric Co)

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 Alps Electric Co. The most used version is 7.1209.101.204, 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. 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 delltpad.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 14.93 MB (15,656,774 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 59% of users of Dell Touchpad come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DellTPad
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 14.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Touchpad

Program executable:delltpad.exe
Name:Dell Touchpad
Dell Touchpad GUI
Path:C:\Program Files\delltpad\delltpad.exe
MD5:44c0d3599384c22f9c8494fac26b1514
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
  • Apoint.exe
  • ApSearch.dll
  • Elprop.dll - Easy Launcher
  • hidfind.exe
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe - HidMonitorSvc Application
  • ApMouCpl.dll - Dell Touchpad Driver (Dell Mouse Property Page)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • DellTouchpad.exe - Dell Touchpad
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Apoint.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{612D9487-BB77-4794-B6D8-A99ED9C99CAE}' (runs on registration).
  • hidfind.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE747E8C-C3F9-4E20-88F6-1CF8B739FA43}' (runs on registration).
  • DellTPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0BF615AD-AFA9-4825-9015-E626525C8F80}' (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) "@oem3.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\DellTPad\Apoint.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ApMsgFwd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ApntEx.exe
Memory:2.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004872603%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019056%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029670%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:786,492
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Apoint.exe
Memory:4.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0000997855%
Kernel CPU:0.00003593%
User CPU:0.00006386%
CPU cycles/sec:367,508
Switches/sec:5
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 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) 75%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.75%
Windows 8 15.75%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Windows XP 1.91%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.63%
Windows 7 Professional 25.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.58%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.44%
Windows 8.1 3.13%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.00%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Brazil 2.57%
  Canada 2.57%
  Germany 2.45%
  France 2.36%
  India 2.35%
  Iran 1.16%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Australia 1.09%
  Israel 0.96%
  Egypt 0.84%
  Mexico 0.79%
  IQ 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 97.35%
Acer 0.97%
Hewlett-Packard 0.97%
GIGABYTE 0.19%
ASUS 0.16%
Samsung 0.12%
Sahara 0.08%
American Megatrends 0.08%
Lenovo 0.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 14.34%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 5.62%
Dell Inspiron N5050 5.28%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.21%
Dell Inspiron 3520 3.21%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.91%

About Alps Electric Co

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

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