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TouchPad Program


TouchPad Program is a program developed by Synaptics. 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 main program executable is instnt.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 73.64 MB (77,214,272 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synaptics.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynISDLL.dll",standAloneUninstall
Estimated size: 73.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TouchPad Program

Program executable:instnt.exe
Name:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
TouchPad Driver Installation Application
Path:C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp\instnt.exe
Additional files:
  • SynISDLL.dll - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (Install Resource Strings)
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
  • SynTPEnhPS.dll - Synaptics Proxy Server
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • SynSysDetect.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SynTPEnh.exe is scheduled as a task named 'synaptics' (runs on boot).
  • InstNT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF3C2156-422E-431E-A780-D79AD96119CC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SynTPEnh' and executes as %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Synaptics' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
  • SynTPHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPHelper' which loads as "C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPHELPER.EXE".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018415972%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00121212%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00062947%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,031,171
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:24 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0000622907%
Kernel CPU:0.00005616%
User CPU:0.00000613%
CPU cycles/sec:7,839
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove TouchPad Program?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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

About Synaptics

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many OEMs whcih are pre-installed and included with PCs and laptops for companies such as Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and numerous others.
Publisher URL: www.synaptics.com


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