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Synaptic Touchpad


Synaptic Touchpad is a program developed by VIZIO. 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 software installer includes 18 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vizio.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vizio\My Product Name\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F98FA099-8965-40DD-A206-26DCAD5928EF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Synaptic Touchpad

  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • InstNT.exe (by Synaptics) - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (TouchPad Driver Installation Application)
  • Setup.exe (by Synaptics) - Setup
  • SynBtnAsst.exe - Synaptics Slidebar Assistant
  • SynCOM.dll - COM SDK (SynCOM)
  • SynISDLL.dll - Install Resource Strings
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynSlidebar.dll - Synaptics Slidebar Dynamic Link Library
  • SynTPAPI.dll - SynTPAPI
  • SynTPCo14.dll - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Co-Installer
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • WdfCoInstaller01009.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dpinst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1C5DD5F-EA89-4604-8D19-25846AC0DEB5}'.
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.

How do I remove Synaptic Touchpad?

Quickly and completely remove Synaptic 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 Synaptic 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 Synaptic 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 Synaptic Touchpad.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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