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Should I remove ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,231
United States Rank #3,381
Reach 0.1768%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.63 days
402.05 days >
Average installed length: 211.25 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

ETDWare PS/2-X64

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.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is etdctrl.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 16.17 MB (16,951,776 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:
  • DellDevices.exe - Dell Pointing Device (DellDevice)
  • ElanTouchpadRejectionSetter_X64.exe - ELAN Smart-Pad Tool (Device Position Catcher)
  • ETDDeviceInformation.exe - Device Information 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 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
  • ETDTouch.exe - ETDTouch
  • 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 'ETDCtrl' which loads as %ProgramFiles%\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008566268%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00058579%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027084%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:394,017
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:3.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0011257995%
Kernel CPU:0.00036586%
User CPU:0.00075994%
CPU cycles/sec:260,280
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
Memory:732 KB
Total CPU:0.0000861279%
Kernel CPU:0.00005368%
User CPU:0.00003245%

How do I remove ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL?

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

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 7 98.51%
Windows 10 1.40%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 89.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.79%
Windows 7 Professional 0.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.46%
Windows 8 Pro 0.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.74%
  United Kingdom 8.07%
  Germany 7.13%
  Canada 5.97%
  France 3.75%
  Italy 3.31%
  Australia 2.90%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Spain 1.58%
  Sweden 1.42%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  Taiwan 1.09%
  Finland 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.57%
Hewlett-Packard 0.17%
Dell 0.06%
ASUS 0.06%
Toshiba 0.03%
Sony 0.03%
Packard Bell 0.03%
Lenovo 0.03%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750G 12.65%
Acer Aspire 5750 11.43%
Acer Aspire 5733 10.13%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 10.10%
Acer Aspire 5250 8.94%
Acer Aspire 5755G 7.40%

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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