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Should I remove Alps Touch Pad Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,829
United States Rank #3,251
Reach 0.2146%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.80 days
230.11 days >
Average installed length: 120.91 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.6.303.209 0.02%
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8.106.303.210 0.02%
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8.106.303.118 0.29%
8.106.303.113 0.29%
8.106.303.112 0.48%
8.106.303.111 0.12%
8.106.303.109 1.08%
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8.100.411.108 1.30%
8.100.303.452 0.14%
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8.100.303.446 4.10%
8.100.303.445 0.19%
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7.6.303.111 2.77%
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7.5.303.213 1.71%
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7.5.303.117 1.01%
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7.5.303.105 0.36%
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Alps Touch Pad Driver

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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.

Overview

The most common release is 8.100.303.446, with over 8% 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 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 56 files and is usually about 10.29 MB (10,787,647 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: 10.29 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
MD5:660e05dd0aa88ecc713fe5b95b540d19
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
  • ApInfo.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
  • ApResSP.dll
  • ApResTR.dll
  • ApResUS.dll
  • ApStick.dll
  • ApString.dll
  • Elprop.dll - Easy Launcher
  • EzCapt.dll
  • EzLaunch.dll
  • EzPopup.exe
  • hidfind.exe
  • player.exe
  • SctKey.dll
  • ApOffice.dll
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe - HidMonitorSvc Application
  • Ezcapt.exe - ALPS Easy Capture (Easy Capture)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApTabCtl.dll - ALPS ApTabCtl
  • ApECOLED.exe - ApECOLED
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ApntEx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3BE86BB-7084-4CC0-AED8-AE7A780E75E9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Apoint.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Apoint.
Service
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Alps HID Monitor Service' (ApHidMonitorService) "@oem41.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\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hidfind.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\HidFind.exe'.
  • Apoint.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe'.
  • ApntEx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe'.
  • ApMsgFwd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ApntEx.exe
Memory:2.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010676236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00057141%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00049621%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:472,409
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Apoint.exe
Memory:2.99 MB
Total CPU:0.0002058572%
Kernel CPU:0.00012363%
User CPU:0.00008223%
CPU cycles/sec:250,793
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
hidfind.exe
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

How do I remove Alps Touch Pad Driver?

Quickly and completely remove Alps Touch Pad Driver from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.62%
Windows 10 24.44%
Windows Vista 3.42%
Windows XP 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.00%
Windows 7 Professional 22.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.90%
Windows 10 Pro 5.90%
Windows 8.1 5.81%
Windows 10 Home 3.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.08%
  United Kingdom 4.99%
  Germany 4.33%
  Brazil 3.67%
  Italy 3.28%
  Canada 3.16%
  France 2.91%
  Australia 1.93%
  Japan 1.87%
  Spain 1.70%
  India 1.64%
  Mexico 1.42%
  DZ 1.40%
  Portugal 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 49.07%
Hewlett-Packard 41.57%
Acer 6.63%
Dell 1.74%
ASUS 0.64%
Lenovo 0.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 23.74%
HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook ... 6.96%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH532 4.85%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.45%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH512 4.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro R50... 4.17%

About Alps Electric Co

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

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Iscariotover a year ago
Agreeing with Toshinet. After I installed this my touchpad never worked the same again. I'm using a Wacom Bamboo as a touchpad now...
user comment
Toshinetover a year ago
This program causes the touch pad to go crazy by performing random tasks like sliding to different places on the page when keyboarding.