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Should I remove ELAN pointing device?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #29,308
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Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.21.0.2 55.00%
11.4.75.2 5.00%
11.4.69.4 40.00%

ELAN pointing device

Overview

ELAN pointing device is a program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. The most used version is 11.21.0.2, 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. The main program executable is etdctrl.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 83.07 MB (87,100,287 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 91% of users of ELAN pointing device come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia 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: 83.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ELAN pointing device

Program executable:etdctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
MD5:fa732c734521f9b74149272636d1d4ea
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
  • 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

Service
  • 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 device?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Lenovo
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.18%
  Australia 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%
  TN 2.94%

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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