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Global Rank #1,182
United States Rank #1,562
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 207.39 days


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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. The most common release is version 7.107.1602.501, with over 0% 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. 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 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 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 16.75 MB (17,568,529 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 37% 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: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Apoint
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Apoint\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 16.75 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
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
  • EzLaunch.dll
  • player.exe
  • Ezcapt.exe - ALPS Easy Capture (Easy Capture)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd
  • ApCommon.dll
  • ApDual.dll
  • ApMain.dll
  • ApMouse.dll
  • ApOthers.dll
  • ApPad.dll
  • ApStick.dll
  • ApString.dll
  • EzCapt.dll
  • EzPopup.exe
  • hidfind.exe
  • ApTabCtl.dll - ALPS ApTabCtl
  • Apvfb.exe (by ALPS) - APVFB

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Apoint.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F19C276D-7321-40F7-9874-610C35CFEA1A}' (runs on registration).
  • ApntEx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3BE86BB-7084-4CC0-AED8-AE7A780E75E9}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Apoint.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Alps Pointing-device Driver' and executes as C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe.
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 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005338823%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031905%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021483%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:249,506
8,062,084 average
Memory:2.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0010676236%
Kernel CPU:0.00057141%
User CPU:0.00049621%
CPU cycles/sec:472,409
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
Memory:2.08 MB
Total CPU:0.0004950637%
Kernel CPU:0.00018739%
User CPU:0.00030767%
CPU cycles/sec:323,938
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes

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 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.84%
Windows 10 11.85%
Windows Vista 0.89%
Windows XP 0.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.38%
Windows 7 Professional 8.82%
Windows 10 Home 8.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.02%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.31%
Windows 10 Pro 1.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.32%
  United Kingdom 7.60%
  Germany 7.26%
  Italy 5.13%
  France 3.82%
  Brazil 3.14%
  India 2.94%
  Canada 2.85%
  Iran 2.17%
  Spain 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Austria 1.17%
  MA 1.12%

About Alps Electric Co

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


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