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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,963
United States Rank #4,310
Reach 0.1367%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.53 days
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Average installed length: 327.22 days

ALPS Touch Pad Driver

What is ALPS Touch Pad Driver?

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


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named apoint.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 2.08 MB (2,184,727 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\apoint2k
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 2.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ALPS Touch Pad Driver

Program executable:apoint.exe
Name:Alps Pointing-device Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\apoint2k\apoint.exe
If the ALPS Touch Pad driver is installed on computers running Windows XP, the Fn+F9 (Touch Pad On/Off) function does not operate. To make this function available, the TOSHIBA Touch Pad On/Off Utility should also be updated.
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)
  • ApCommon.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • ApDual.dll
  • ApInst.dll
  • ApMain.dll
  • ApMouse.dll
  • Apoint.dll
  • ApOthers.dll
  • ApPad.dll
  • ApResAR.dll
  • ApResBP.dll
  • ApResCS.dll
  • ApResCT.dll
  • ApResCZ.dll
  • ApResDK.dll
  • ApResFI.dll
  • ApResFR.dll
  • ApResGK.dll
  • ApResGR.dll
  • ApResHU.dll
  • ApResIL.dll
  • ApResIT.dll
  • ApResJP.dll
  • ApResKR.dll
  • ApResLA.dll
  • ApResNL.dll
  • ApResNO.dll
  • ApResPL.dll
  • ApResPO.dll
  • ApResRU.dll
  • ApResSE.dll
  • ApResSK.dll
  • ApResSL.dll
  • ApResSP.dll
  • ApResTH.dll
  • ApResTR.dll
  • ApResUS.dll
  • ApStick.dll
  • ApString.dll
  • Elprop.dll - Easy Launcher
  • EzCapt.dll
  • EzLaunch.dll
  • EzPopup.exe
  • hidfind.exe
  • player.exe
  • Ezcapt.exe - ALPS Easy Capture (Easy Capture)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApTabCtl.dll - ALPS ApTabCtl
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd
  • ApTenkey.exe - ApTenKey

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hidfind.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe'.
  • ApMsgFwd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0051577248%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00405939%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00109833%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:1.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0006028818%
Kernel CPU:0.00030425%
User CPU:0.00029863%
CPU cycles/sec:13,536
Memory:1.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0001925900%
Kernel CPU:0.00014547%
User CPU:0.00004712%
CPU cycles/sec:2,147
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes

How do I remove ALPS Touch Pad Driver?

You can uninstall ALPS Touch Pad 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 Touch Pad 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 Touch Pad Driver.

Win XP 38%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 40.79%
Windows 7 33.85%
Windows Vista 22.79%
Windows 10 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.15%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.25%
Windows 7 Professional 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.39%
  Germany 8.68%
  United Kingdom 5.32%
  France 4.26%
  Brazil 4.05%
  Canada 2.77%
  Italy 2.61%
  Australia 1.99%
  Japan 1.96%
  Israel 1.81%
  Poland 1.65%
  India 1.46%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 37.31%
Toshiba 25.42%
Dell 23.08%
Acer 5.08%
Sahara 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard 3.05%
ASUS 1.50%
Common models
LENOVO 2958 20.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 6.43%
Dell Latitude D620 5.92%
LENOVO 20023 4.97%
Dell Latitude D610 3.31%
Itautec S.A. Infoway 2.96%

About Alps Electric Co

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


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