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ETDWare PS/2-X64

What is ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL?

This is the drivers and software required to run the ELAN Microelectronic touch-pad included with the laptop, removing this software could cause major issues when trying to use the installed touch-pad on your laptop and is not advised.


ETDWare PS/2-X64 is a software program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. 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 17 files and is usually about 114.85 MB (120,425,484 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 28% of users of ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUn_inst.exe
Estimated size: 114.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ETDWare PS/2-X64

Program executable:etdctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ElanTouchpadRejectionSetter_X64.exe - ELAN Smart-Pad Tool (Device Position Catcher)
  • ETDDeviceInformation.exe - Device Information Catcher
  • 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
  • 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
  • ETDTouch.exe - ETDTouch
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL

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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005421819%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00053887%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000331%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,769
8,062,084 average

How do I remove ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL?

Quickly and completely remove ETDWare PS/2-X64 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL 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 ETDWare PS/2-X64, 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 ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.63%
Windows 8 12.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 44.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.02%
Windows 7 Professional 7.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.09%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.06%
Windows 8 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.43%
  Taiwan 8.82%
  Brazil 7.84%
  Germany 4.90%
  Japan 3.92%
  Croatia 2.94%
  Italy 2.94%
  MA 2.94%
  Poland 2.94%
  BG 1.96%
  Colombia 1.96%
  MK 1.96%
  Malaysia 1.96%
  Russia 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 89.69%
ASUS 3.09%
Dell 2.06%
Hewlett-Packard 2.06%
Alienware 1.03%
Lenovo 1.03%
Toshiba 1.03%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750G 19.59%
Acer Aspire 5755G 9.28%
Acer Aspire 5750 9.28%
Acer Aspire S3 5.15%
Acer Aspire S3-391 5.15%
Acer Aspire V3-471 5.15%

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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