84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Alps Pointing-device for VAIO?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #7,486
United States Rank #6,261
Reach 0.0560%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.07 days
297.08 days >
Average installed length: 156.09 days

Alps Pointing-device for VAIO

What is Alps Pointing-device for VAIO?

This utility installs the Alps Pointing Device for VAIO Driver. The Touch Pad driver is required for proper operation of your Touch Pad.


Alps Pointing-device for VAIO is a software program developed by Alps Electric Co. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The programs's main executable is apoint.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.24 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 2.72 MB (2,856,889 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Alps Pointing-device for VAIO come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCEB3SGX&upd_id=5994
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\apoint
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Apoint\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 2.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alps Pointing-device for VAIO

Program executable:apoint.exe
Name:Alps Pointing-device Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\apoint\apoint.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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)
  • ApInst.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • Apoint.dll
  • ApRes.dll
  • Elprop.dll - Easy Launcher
  • Ezcapt.exe - ALPS Easy Capture (Easy Capture)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApWheel.dll - ALPS Apwheel (Apoint Wheel Support Library)
  • EzLaunch.dll - AlpsPoint
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd
  • ApResCS.dll
  • ApResCT.dll
  • ApResFR.dll
  • ApResGK.dll
  • ApResGR.dll
  • ApResIT.dll
  • ApResJP.dll
  • ApResKR.dll
  • ApResNL.dll
  • ApResPO.dll
  • ApResRU.dll
  • ApResSP.dll
  • ApResUS.dll

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\Apoint\Apoint.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002048960%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010629%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009861%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:692,732
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0006028818%
Kernel CPU:0.00030425%
User CPU:0.00029863%
CPU cycles/sec:13,536
Memory:922.4 KB
Total CPU:0.0015999639%
Kernel CPU:0.00113297%
User CPU:0.00046700%

How do I remove Alps Pointing-device for VAIO?

You can uninstall Alps Pointing-device for VAIO 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 Pointing-device for VAIO, 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 Pointing-device for VAIO.

Win Vista (SP2) 52%
Win XP 0%
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 Vista 60.11%
Windows 7 34.57%
Windows 10 5.23%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.54%
Windows Vista Business 7.48%
Windows 7 Professional 6.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.52%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Germany 4.61%
  Canada 3.75%
  Japan 2.67%
  France 2.52%
  Italy 2.52%
  Mexico 2.02%
  Iran 1.87%
  Spain 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Taiwan 0.87%
  Australia 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 97.43%
Dell 1.56%
Acer 1.01%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW235J 3.75%
Sony VGN-NR498E 3.75%
Sony VGN-FW351J 3.57%
Sony VGN-NR430E 3.57%
Sony VGN-FW41E_H 3.04%
Sony VGN-FZ140E 2.50%

About Alps Electric Co

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.