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5% remove it95% keep it
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ETD Ware USB-x64

What is ETD Ware USB-x64 _X09?

ETD Ware USB-x64 is the device driver installed for an Elan Microelectronics Touch Pad. ELAN's Smart Click-Pad eliminates the need of physical buttons since the entire touchpad functions as buttons. User can click almost anywhere on the touchpad to simulate the mouse left or right button click. It's different from traditional touchpad, because it can support multi-finger gesture to let the user interact with their laptop more intuitively.


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 main program executable is etdusbctrl.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 9.4 MB (9,854,864 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Help link: www.emc.com.tw/twn/st_tpn_sp.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elan\usb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ELAN\USB\ETDUSBUninst.exe
Estimated size: 9.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ETD Ware USB-x64

Program executable:etdusbctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elan\usb\etdusbctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD My Favorite Library)
  • ETDMag.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ELAN Microelectronics Corp.)
  • ETDUSBApix.dll - ETD Ware TSR Enhancements
  • ETDUSBCmds.dll
  • ETDUSBCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDUSBMcpl.dll - ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions
  • ETDUSBUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • ETDUSBUninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETDUSBCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDUSBWare' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elan\USB\ETDUSBCtrl.exe.

How do I remove ETD Ware USB-x64 _X09?

You can uninstall ETD Ware USB-x64 _X09 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 ETD Ware USB-x64, 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 ETD Ware USB-x64 _X09.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.85%
Windows 7 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 56.92%
Windows 10 Home 33.46%
Windows 10 Pro 2.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.92%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.92%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.87%
  Canada 2.72%
  India 2.48%
  United Kingdom 0.99%
  CY 0.50%
  Singapore 0.50%
  South Africa 0.50%
  Australia 0.50%
  Argentina 0.50%
  Chile 0.25%
  Brazil 0.25%
  BQ 0.25%
  Ecuador 0.25%
  Korea 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 97.68%
Lenovo 0.77%
Acer 0.77%
Hewlett-Packard 0.39%
ASUS 0.39%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7547 46.15%
Dell Inspiron 7548 33.46%
Dell Inspiron 5548 11.92%
Dell Inspiron 5547 6.15%
LENOVO IdeaPad Y560... 0.38%
LENOVO 20207 0.38%

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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