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Should I remove ETDWare PS/2-X86 _WHQL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,144
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 83.83 days
664.54 days >
Average installed length: 349.17 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named etdctrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 101.93 MB (106,885,916 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: 101.93 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)
  • ETDAniConf.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions)
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD API)
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ETDAniConf.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{52BC31D3-CCCC-462D-9EA3-ABF79505BF3B}' (runs on registration).
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:2.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001333218%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010735%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002597%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,400
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

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) 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.84%
Windows 10 5.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 57.55%
Windows 7 Starter 17.92%
Windows 7 Professional 11.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.77%
Windows 8 Pro 2.36%
Windows Se7en Titan 0.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.02% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 13.02%
  Brazil 10.70%
  DZ 10.70%
  MA 7.44%
  United States 7.44%
  IQ 6.05%
  Romania 5.12%
  Mexico 3.26%
  Iran 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Egypt 2.33%
  TN 1.86%
  Russia 1.86%
  Turkey 1.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 87.32%
Hewlett-Packard 7.04%
Dell 4.69%
Lenovo 0.47%
ASUS 0.47%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-531 42.92%
Acer Aspire E1-571 20.28%
Acer Aspire E1-571G 8.96%
Acer TravelMate P253 7.55%
Gateway NE56R 7.08%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE1... 4.72%

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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