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12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,689
United States Rank #5,399
Reach 0.1134%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.19 days
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Average installed length: 204.43 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

ETDWare PS/2-X64

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What is ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL?

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. The WHQL is Windows Hardware Quality Labs tested by Microsoft.


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. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 16.17 MB (16,950,752 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: 16.17 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
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
ETD Control Center is part of the ELAN Smart-Pad, a type of multi-finger touch pad input device for laptops.
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 Set Device Config)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Setup.exe - Setup
  • ASUS_UI.exe - ELAN Touchpad (ASUS_UI)
  • ASUS_UI_Win8.exe
  • 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).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ETD Control Center' and executes as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.
  • ETDMag.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ETDMag.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDMag.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018454066%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083203%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00101338%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,100,591
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:3.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0037633527%
Kernel CPU:0.00194480%
User CPU:0.00181856%
CPU cycles/sec:564,196
I/O reads/min:766 Bytes
Memory:3.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0011748463%
Kernel CPU:0.00112227%
User CPU:0.00005257%

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  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:
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Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.31%
Windows 10 4.55%
Windows XP 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 72.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.03%
Windows 7 Professional 5.62%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.87%
Windows 8 Pro 1.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.28%
  France 4.79%
  Germany 4.16%
  Taiwan 3.89%
  Italy 3.54%
  United Kingdom 3.27%
  Netherlands 3.07%
  Canada 2.72%
  Iran 2.65%
  Spain 2.57%
  Malaysia 2.45%
  Australia 1.95%
  Brazil 1.91%
  Indonesia 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 96.40%
Acer 1.28%
Hewlett-Packard 1.05%
Dell 0.91%
Lenovo 0.18%
Toshiba 0.09%
Sony 0.05%
Alienware 0.05%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 23.90%
ASUSTeK K53SV 21.78%
ASUSTeK K53SC 13.56%
ASUSTeK U56E 10.20%
ASUSTeK K43SJ 6.53%
ASUSTeK K43E 4.04%

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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