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Should I remove Dell Touchpad?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,316
United States Rank #1,479
Reach 0.2738%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.31 days
510.60 days >
Average installed length: 268.28 days


VersionDistribution 0.39% 19.29% 2.06% 0.91% 1.70% 0.72% 0.11% 0.02% 3.59% 0.06% 0.76% 0.11% 0.41% 0.33% 5.13% 0.22% 5.52% 0.04% 1.28% 0.78% 0.35% 2.43% 2.52% 3.82% 1.96% 17.10% 25.29% 3.09%

Dell Touchpad

What is Dell Touchpad?  (from Alps Electric Co)

Explore or expand your interactive capabilities by using up to four fingers at once on the large, smooth glass surface of the Dell Wireless Touchpad. Competitive touch games, drawing and music apps and more come to life with this multi-touch solution. Pair it with a non-touch display to experience four-finger touch and...  Read more


Dell Touchpad is a software program developed by Alps Electric Co. The most common release is, with over 98% 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. 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 delltpad.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 7.69 MB (8,058,416 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 71% of users of Dell Touchpad come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\delltpad
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 7.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Touchpad

Program executable:delltpad.exe
Name:Dell Touchpad
Dell Touchpad GUI
Path:C:\Program Files\delltpad\delltpad.exe
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
  • Apoint.exe
  • Elprop.dll - Easy Launcher
  • hidfind.exe
  • ApMouCpl.dll - Dell Touchpad Driver (Dell Mouse Property Page)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • DellTouchpad.exe - Dell Touchpad
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd

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\DellTPad\Apoint.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:1.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0148137045%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00883778%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00597592%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:1.97 MB
Total CPU:0.0008129526%
Kernel CPU:0.00028612%
User CPU:0.00052683%
CPU cycles/sec:1,781,880
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
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 Dell Touchpad?

You can uninstall Dell Touchpad 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 Dell Touchpad, 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 Dell Touchpad.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 57.38%
Windows 7 30.74%
Windows XP 9.13%
Windows 10 2.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 42.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Windows Vista Business 2.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.50%
  United Kingdom 7.32%
  Canada 3.12%
  Germany 1.90%
  France 1.53%
  Brazil 1.38%
  Australia 1.14%
  India 1.09%
  Netherlands 0.66%
  Belgium 0.64%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Iran 0.62%
  Japan 0.51%
  Italy 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.04%
Acer 0.41%
Hewlett-Packard 0.36%
ASUS 0.08%
Sahara 0.06%
Toshiba 0.04%
Sony 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 34.10%
Dell Inspiron 1525 19.37%
Dell Inspiron 1720 6.02%
Dell Studio 1737 4.60%
Dell Latitude D630 4.12%
Dell XPS M1530 3.78%

About Alps Electric Co

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


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