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ETDWare PS/2-X86

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What is ETDWare PS/2-X86 _WHQL?

ETDWare PS/2 32 bit 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. The main program executable is etdctrl.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 12.54 MB (13,152,952 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: 12.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ETDWare PS/2-X86

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)
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD Set Device Config)
  • 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 Smart-Pad (ELAN Microelectronics Corp.)
  • ETDMcpl.dll - ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions
  • ETDUn_inst.exe - ETD Ware Un_inst Application
  • ETDUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application

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:2.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0030895980%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00259128%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00049832%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,527
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:30 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove ETDWare PS/2-X86 _WHQL?

Quickly and completely remove ETDWare PS/2-X86 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ETDWare PS/2-X86 _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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ETDWare PS/2-X86, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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-X86 _WHQL.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 10 2%
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 97.87%
Windows 10 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.39%
Windows 7 Starter 30.50%
Windows 7 Professional 14.18%
Windows Se7en Titan 2.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.13%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.28% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 26.28%
  United States 14.74%
  MA 11.54%
  DZ 7.69%
  Iran 7.05%
  India 3.85%
  Mexico 3.85%
  IQ 3.85%
  TN 2.56%
  Russia 1.92%
  Egypt 1.92%
  South Africa 1.28%
  Spain 1.28%
  Germany 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 82.98%
Hewlett-Packard 6.38%
Dell 5.67%
Lenovo 2.13%
ASUS 1.42%
Samsung 1.42%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5250 25.71%
Acer Aspire 5733 19.29%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 15.71%
Acer Aspire 5350 10.71%
Acer Aspire 5750G 10.00%
Acer Aspire 5750 3.57%

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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