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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 #5,372
United States Rank #8,046
Reach 0.0931%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.88 days
468.54 days >
Average installed length: 246.18 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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ETDWare PS/2-x64

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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. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 11.32 MB (11,872,984 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: 11.32 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 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
  • ETDUninst.exe
  • ASUS_UI.exe - ELAN Touchpad (ASUS_UI)
  • ASUS_UI_Win8.exe
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ETDWare.
  • ETDService.exe runs as a service named 'Elan Service' (ETDService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ETD Control Center' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe".
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:4.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008093298%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024185%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00056748%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:499,595
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:5.37 MB
Total CPU:0.0002736841%
Kernel CPU:0.00026785%
User CPU:0.00000583%
CPU cycles/sec:127

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  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:
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Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 7 0%
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 98.72%
Windows 10 1.22%
Windows Vista 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.02%
Windows 7 Professional 3.63%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.07%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro 0.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.55%
  France 12.30%
  Germany 10.65%
  Italy 7.60%
  Netherlands 3.80%
  Poland 3.60%
  Australia 3.05%
  Spain 3.00%
  Sweden 2.15%
  United Kingdom 2.10%
  Belgium 2.05%
  Taiwan 2.00%
  Canada 1.95%
  Russia 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 98.55%
Dell 0.67%
Hewlett-Packard 0.39%
Acer 0.22%
Toshiba 0.11%
Alienware 0.06%
Common models
ASUSTeK K52JT 22.83%
ASUSTeK K52JU 10.32%
ASUSTeK K52Je 10.15%
ASUSTeK K72F 9.48%
ASUSTeK U52F 6.90%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 6.90%

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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