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Should I remove Alps StickPointer for VAIO?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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7.0.503.20 35.00%
7.0.503.9 25.00%
7.0.503.3 40.00%

Alps StickPointer for VAIO

What is Alps StickPointer for VAIO?

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. Installs the originally shipped version of the Alps StickPointer for VAIO Driver.


The most used version is 7.0.503.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 1.31 MB (1,372,655 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNUX180P&upd_id=2164&os_id=7
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AlpsPoint
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AlpsPoint\uninst.exe /C:HID\VID_xxxx&PID_yyyy
Estimated size: 1.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alps StickPointer for VAIO

  • EzAuto.dll - Alps Utility for Pointing device (Alps pointing device extension)
  • ApCommon.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • ApMain.dll
  • ApMain.exe
  • ApResCS.dll
  • ApResCT.dll
  • ApResFR.dll
  • ApResGR.dll
  • ApResIT.dll
  • ApResJP.dll
  • ApResKR.dll
  • ApResNL.dll
  • ApResRU.dll
  • ApResSP.dll
  • ApResUS.dll
  • ApRotate.dll
  • Uninst.exe
  • EzLaunch.dll - AlpsPoint (Easy Launcher)
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ApMain.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApMain' which loads as C:\Program Files\AlpsPoint\ApMain.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ApMsgFwd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007157343%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024291%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047283%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,373
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove Alps StickPointer for VAIO?

You can uninstall Alps StickPointer 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 StickPointer 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 StickPointer for VAIO.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.00%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 15.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows Vista Business 5.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.89%
  Japan 13.89%
  Chile 2.78%
  Singapore 2.78%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Taiwan 2.78%
  Indonesia 2.78%
  Iran 2.78%
  Germany 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 90.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Common models
Sony VGN-P788K 10.53%
Sony VPCP113KX 10.53%
Sony VPCP11ALJ 10.53%
Sony VPCP11S1E 5.26%
Sony VPCP115KG 5.26%
Sony VPCP110KL 5.26%

About Alps Electric Co

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


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