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Should I remove ALPS GlidePoint Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,091
United States Rank #18,695
Reach 0.0082%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.80 days
495.50 days >
Average installed length: 260.35 days


10.1201.1717.105 2.47%
10.1201.1717.104 0.62%
10.1201.1717.101 4.94%
8.201.1717.132 2.47%
8.201.1717.126 28.40%
8.201.1717.124 5.56%
8.201.1717.122 0.62%
8.201.1717.118 54.94%

ALPS GlidePoint Driver

What is ALPS GlidePoint Driver?

This program contains the driver for the Alps GlidePoint/StickPointer Driver in the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems. The driver enables touchpad functionality and provides a user interface.

About  (from Alps Electric Co)

Alps glidepoint is a plug and play pointing device replactment for your mouse or trackball. Simply move your finger across the surface and the cursor follows.


The most common release is 8.201.1717.118, 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. 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 primary executable is named apoint.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 42.4 MB (44,461,746 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Alps\GlidePoint
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Alps\GlidePoint\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 42.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ALPS GlidePoint Driver

Program executable:apoint.exe
Name:Alps Pointing-device Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\alps\glidepoint\apoint.exe
Additional files:
  • ApntEx.exe - Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • EzAuto.dll - Alps Utility for Pointing device (Alps pointing device extension)
  • ApInfo.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • ApInst.dll
  • Apoint.dll
  • hidfind.exe
  • ApOffice.dll
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe - HidMonitorSvc Application
  • ApMouCpl.dll - Dell Touchpad Driver (Dell Mouse Property Page)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd
  • ApCLP.exe (by Alps) - Alps Pointing Device (Alps Pointing Device GUI)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ApntEx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3BE86BB-7084-4CC0-AED8-AE7A780E75E9}' (runs on registration).
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Alps HID Monitor Service' (ApHidMonitorService) "@oem32.inf,%HidMonitor.SvcDesc%;Monitor HID device for Alps".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • apoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Apoint' which loads as C:\Program Files\Alps\GlidePoint\Apoint.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004872603%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019056%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029670%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:786,492
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0000448931%
Kernel CPU:0.00003346%
User CPU:0.00001143%
CPU cycles/sec:1,075
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
Memory:1.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0009496967%
Kernel CPU:0.00042855%
User CPU:0.00052115%
CPU cycles/sec:994,204

How do I remove ALPS GlidePoint Driver?

You can uninstall ALPS GlidePoint 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ALPS GlidePoint Driver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ALPS GlidePoint Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 45.06%
Windows Vista 4.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 22.84%
Windows 8 Pro 12.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.64%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 8.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.07%
  Germany 4.88%
  Canada 4.88%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Belgium 3.41%
  Australia 2.93%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Austria 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Chile 0.98%
  MA 0.98%
  Singapore 0.98%
  Switzerland 0.98%
  Korea 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 81.82%
Acer 6.29%
Dell 3.50%
Toshiba 3.50%
Intel 1.40%
ASUS 0.70%
Medion 0.70%
Samsung 0.70%
Gateway 0.70%
Sony 0.70%
Common models
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 ... 44.52%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 ... 14.84%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 ... 3.87%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 1.29%
Sony VPCEH2D0E 0.65%

About Alps Electric Co

Alps Electric produces electronic devices, including switchs, sensors, encoders and touchpads.
Publisher URL: www.alps.com


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