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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #873
United States Rank #1,038
Reach 0.7855%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.88 days
291.52 days >
Average installed length: 153.17 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.17% 0.04% 0.13% 1.01% 0.07% 0.01% 0.01% 0.03% 3.55% 0.01% 1.11% 0.25% 10.25% 1.08% 0.20% 5.97% 0.06% 0.03% 0.02% 0.17% 0.08% 0.46% 0.47% 0.03% 0.51% 0.12% 3.05% 0.48% 0.65% 0.79% 3.51% 0.94% 0.11% 6.10% 2.02% 5.86% 0.05% 0.88% 0.01% 13.31% 0.01% 0.05% 0.45% 1.21% 2.38% 7.23% 0.03% 1.07% 0.03% 1.85%
64 versions

Lenovo Pointing Device

What is Lenovo Pointing Device?

Lenovo Pointing Device driver is the software driver and configuration manager software for the default touchpad included with Lenovo laptops with a pointing device.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Lenovo computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 24 files and is usually about 110.23 MB (115,580,092 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUn_inst.exe
Estimated size: 110.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Pointing Device

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)
  • ETDSMBus.sys - ELAN SMBus Driver
  • ETDAniConf.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions)
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD API)
  • ETDApi32.dll
  • ETDApix.dll - ETD Driver Function Dll
  • ETDCmds.dll - ETD Driver Command
  • ETDCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ETD My Favorite Library
  • ETDIntelligent.exe - ETDIntelligent
  • 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
  • LenovoAPI.dll - ELAN API
  • TouchpadEnableDisable.exe - TouchpadEnableDisable
  • ETDTouch.exe - ETDTouch
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL
  • Lenovo.exe - Lenovo
  • Lenovo_Win8.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Mouse.
  • 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 'ETDWare' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003315160%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016351%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016801%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:216,589
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.28 MB
Total CPU:0.0036810475%
Kernel CPU:0.00079799%
User CPU:0.00288306%
CPU cycles/sec:41,840
Memory:1.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0031029312%
Kernel CPU:0.00207648%
User CPU:0.00102645%
CPU cycles/sec:409,995

How do I remove Lenovo Pointing Device?

You can uninstall Lenovo Pointing Device 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 Lenovo Pointing Device, 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 Lenovo Pointing Device.

Win 10 92%
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 10 92.28%
Windows 7 7.71%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 43.06%
Windows 10 Home 19.44%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.59%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.27%
Windows 8 5.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.18%
  United Kingdom 6.74%
  Italy 5.75%
  Germany 4.11%
  France 2.79%
  India 2.34%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Spain 2.19%
  Poland 2.17%
  Canada 2.09%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Sweden 1.43%
  DK 1.40%
  Czech Republic 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 99.08%
Acer 0.37%
ASUS 0.19%
Hewlett-Packard 0.17%
Dell 0.15%
Alienware 0.04%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 7.20%
LENOVO 20351 6.58%
LENOVO 20354 5.27%
LENOVO 20378 5.19%
LENOVO 80G0 4.33%
LENOVO 20236 4.17%

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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