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Should I remove ETDWare PS/2-X64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,383
United States Rank #3,903
Reach 0.1655%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.52 days
605.23 days >
Average installed length: 318.00 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

ETDWare PS/2-X64

What is ETDWare PS/2-X64?

ETDWare PS/2-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.


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 23 files and is usually about 87.42 MB (91,664,652 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUn_inst.exe
Estimated size: 87.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ETDWare PS/2-X64

Program executable:etdctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Signed by:ELAN Microelectronics Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ETDDeviceInformation.exe - ELAN Smart-Pad Tool (Device Information Catcher)
  • ETDFingerPositioner.exe - Device Position Catcher
  • ETDHValueMonitor.exe - Device Sensor 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 Ware TSR Enhancements
  • ETDCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ETD My Favorite Library
  • ETDGesture.exe - ETD Gesture
  • ETDMag.exe - ELAN Microelectronics Corp.
  • ETDMcpl.dll
  • ETDService.exe - Elan Service
  • ETDUn_inst.exe - ETD Ware Un_inst Application
  • ETDUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • ASUS_UI.exe - ELAN Touchpad (ASUS_UI)
  • ASUS_UI_Win8.exe
  • ETDSimpleUI.exe - ETDSimpleUI
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL
  • asGesture.dll (by AsusTek) - Asus Virtual Pad

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ETDService.exe runs as a service named 'Elan Service' (ETDService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDWare' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000464266%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002917%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001726%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:4.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0001061813%
Kernel CPU:0.00004659%
User CPU:0.00005959%
Memory:3.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0011748463%
Kernel CPU:0.00112227%
User CPU:0.00005257%

How do I remove ETDWare PS/2-X64?

You can uninstall ETDWare PS/2-X64 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 ETDWare PS/2-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 ETDWare PS/2-X64.

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.44%
Windows 10 4.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.14%
Windows 10 Home 2.31%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.45%
  France 6.07%
  Netherlands 4.50%
  Germany 3.68%
  Italy 3.68%
  Australia 3.01%
  Belgium 2.96%
  Canada 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.11%
  Sweden 2.06%
  Iran 2.00%
  Taiwan 1.85%
  DK 1.82%
  Norway 1.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 97.64%
Hewlett-Packard 0.86%
Acer 0.83%
Dell 0.46%
Lenovo 0.12%
Samsung 0.03%
Alienware 0.03%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VD 14.34%
ASUSTeK K55A 11.34%
ASUSTeK K55VM 7.60%
ASUSTeK N56VM 7.60%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 6.55%
ASUSTeK X401A1 5.44%

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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saurusover a year ago
Driver that allows my asus u47a laptop handle advanced gestures and scrolling. keep it