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Should I remove ETDWare PS/2-x64 _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 #3,897
United States Rank #4,397
Reach 0.1392%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.61 days
430.98 days >
Average installed length: 226.45 days

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. 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 17 files and is usually about 6.8 MB (7,127,936 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUninst.exe
Estimated size: 6.8 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:
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD Set Device Config)
  • ETDApi32.dll
  • ETDApix.dll - ETD Ware TSR Enhancements
  • ETDCmds.dll
  • ETDCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ETD My Favorite Library
  • ETDGesture.exe - ETD Gesture
  • 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
  • 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.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDWare' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001921850%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015582%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003637%
0.015104% average

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.

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 98.91%
Windows 10 1.02%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.60%
Windows 7 Professional 6.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.80%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.01%
Windows 8 Pro 0.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.19%
  France 12.14%
  Germany 6.59%
  Italy 5.07%
  Netherlands 3.64%
  Australia 2.73%
  Sweden 2.34%
  Canada 2.25%
  Taiwan 2.22%
  Czech Republic 1.94%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  Spain 1.79%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Poland 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.43%
Dell 0.31%
Acer 0.27%
Common models
ASUSTeK K50IJ 18.37%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 10.01%
ASUSTeK K60IJ 5.67%
ASUSTeK N61Jv 5.56%
ASUSTeK K50ID 5.04%
ASUSTeK K52Jr 3.94%

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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