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Should I remove ELAN Touchpad?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,253
United States Rank #19,431
Reach 0.0147%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.12 days
349.73 days >
Average installed length: 183.76 days


VersionDistribution 0.35% 1.06% 6.69% 5.99% 2.46% 29.23% 28.52% 25.70%

ELAN Touchpad

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ELAN Touchpad is a software program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. 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. 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. The primary executable is named etdctrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 84.23 MB (88,324,566 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 33% of users of ELAN Touchpad come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUn_inst.exe
Estimated size: 84.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ELAN Touchpad

Program executable:etdctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ETDDeviceInformation.exe - ELAN Smart-Pad Tool (Device Information Catcher)
  • ETDAniConf.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions)
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD API)
  • ETDApi32.dll
  • ETDApix.dll - ETD Driver Function Dll
  • ETDCmds.dll - ETD Driver Command
  • ETDCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ETD My Favorite Library
  • ETDMcpl.dll
  • ETDService.exe - Elan Service
  • ETDUn_inst.exe - ETD Ware Un_inst Application
  • ETDUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • VolumeControl.exe - VolumeControl (Elan Keyboard Mute Control)
  • ETDTouch.exe - ETDTouch
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ETDService.exe runs as a service named 'Elan Service' (ETDService).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • VolumeControl.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #3' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\VolumeControl.exe /RestartByRestartManageC:398DBCF7-B4D1-4a56-8927-BD3FF642A2C1 /RestartByRestartManageC:F308137C-6E4B-429e-9D1A-BBE4D8FBBC24 /RestartByRestartManageC:5FD9077.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • VolumeControl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolumeControl' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\VolumeControl.exe.
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDCtrl' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

How do I remove ELAN Touchpad?

Quickly and completely remove ELAN Touchpad from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ELAN 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ELAN Touchpad, 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 ELAN Touchpad.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 28.18%
  United Kingdom 15.45%
  France 7.27%
  Australia 1.82%
  Singapore 1.21%
  Spain 1.21%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Canada 0.91%
  Vietnam 0.61%
  Switzerland 0.61%
  Greece 0.61%
  Austria 0.61%
  Romania 0.61%

About ELAN Microelectronic

ELAN Microelectronics Corporation is an IC designer and provider of microcontrollers and PC Peripheral ICs.
Publisher URL: www.emc.com.tw


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