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Should I remove ETDWare PS/2-X64 _WHQL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,324
United States Rank #21,127
Reach 0.0143%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 149.77 days
1185.27 days >
Average installed length: 622.77 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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.


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 etdctrl.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 86.78 MB (90,994,348 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: 86.78 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
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)
  • 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
  • ETDMag.exe - ELAN Microelectronics Corp.
  • ETDMcpl.dll
  • ETDUn_inst.exe - ETD Ware Un_inst Application
  • ETDUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • ETDSimpleUI.exe - ELAN Touchpad (ETDSimpleUI)
  • Gma.UserActivityMonitor.dll (by George Mamaladze) - Gma.UserActivity

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:6.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00262463%
0.016088% average
Memory:4.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0171439993%
Kernel CPU:0.01043823%
User CPU:0.00670577%

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.

Win 7 (SP1) 97%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 98.23%
Windows 10 1.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 74.29%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows 7 Professional 3.93%
Windows 8 Pro 0.71%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.47%
  United Kingdom 13.79%
  Poland 6.90%
  Brazil 5.33%
  Germany 5.33%
  France 5.02%
  Canada 4.08%
  Chile 2.51%
  Saudi Arabia 2.19%
  South Africa 1.57%
  Colombia 1.57%
  India 1.57%
  Italy 1.57%
  Belgium 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 99.29%
Acer 0.35%
Hewlett-Packard 0.35%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 70.40%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 23.10%
Samsung 300E4Z/300E5Z/300... 3.97%
Samsung 700Z3A/700Z4A/700... 1.81%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 0.72%

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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