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VersionDistribution 12.50% 87.50%

ELAN Pointing Driver


ELAN Pointing Driver is a software program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named etdctrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 85.89 MB (90,061,251 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 8. While about 36% of users of ELAN Pointing Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Austria and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUn_inst.exe
Estimated size: 85.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ELAN Pointing Driver

Program executable:etdctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ETDDeviceInformation.exe - ELAN Smart-Pad Tool (Device Information Catcher)
  • ETDSMBus.sys - ELAN SMBus Driver
  • ETDAniConf.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions)
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD API)
  • ETDApi32.dll
  • ETDApix.dll - ETD Driver Function Dll
  • ETDCmds.dll - ETD Driver Command
  • ETDCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ETD My Favorite Library
  • ETDIntelligent.exe - ETDIntelligent
  • ETDMag.exe - ELAN Microelectronics Corp.
  • ETDMcpl.dll
  • ETDService.exe - Elan Service
  • ETDUn_inst.exe - ETD Ware Un_inst Application
  • ETDUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • LenovoAPI.dll - ELAN API
  • TouchpadEnableDisable.exe - TouchpadEnableDisable
  • ETDTouch.exe - ETDTouch
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL
  • Lenovo.exe - Lenovo
  • Lenovo_Win8.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ETDService.exe runs as a service named 'Elan Service' (ETDService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDCtrl' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

How do I remove ELAN Pointing Driver?

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Or, you can uninstall ELAN Pointing 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 ELAN Pointing 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 ELAN Pointing Driver.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  Austria 9.09%
  Canada 9.09%
  Ecuador 9.09%
  France 9.09%
  Italy 9.09%
  Poland 9.09%
  Sweden 9.09%

About ELAN Microelectronic

ELAN Microelectronics Corporation is an IC designer and provider of microcontrollers and PC Peripheral ICs.
Publisher URL: www.emc.com.tw


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