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Should I remove ETDWare PS/2-X86 _WHQL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,325
Reach 0.0033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.20 days
448.35 days >
Average installed length: 235.58 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

ETDWare PS/2-X86

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.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named etdctrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 12.53 MB (13,136,568 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: 12.53 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
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)
  • ETDApix.dll - ETD Driver Function Dll
  • ETDCmds.dll - ETD Ware TSR Enhancements
  • 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

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:3.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008576117%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00057174%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028587%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0025859406%
Kernel CPU:0.00179489%
User CPU:0.00079105%

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

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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-X86 _WHQL.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 10 2%
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 95.45%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Windows 10 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 63.64%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.61%
Windows 7 Starter 4.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.03%
Windows 10 Pro 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.62%
  MA 12.16%
  DZ 9.46%
  IQ 6.76%
  Indonesia 4.05%
  Philippines 4.05%
  Iran 4.05%
  PS 2.70%
  Mexico 2.70%
  BD 2.70%
  Germany 2.70%
  BG 2.70%
  Singapore 1.35%
  Brazil 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.20%
Dell 18.64%
Hewlett-Packard 15.25%
Sony 11.86%
Lenovo 6.78%
ASUS 5.08%
Toshiba 3.39%
MSI 3.39%
Sahara 1.69%
Medion 1.69%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750 9.52%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.76%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 3.17%
Acer Aspire 5253 3.17%
LENOVO 20160 3.17%
LENOVO 17023LU 1.59%

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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