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6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #37,334
Reach 0.0090%


10.1100.909.204 0.56%
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8.100.909.312 10.17%
8.100.909.311 6.21%
8.100.909.310 7.34%
8.0.909.412 0.56%
8.0.909.405 7.91%
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7.109.909.308 11.30%
7.109.909.306 6.21%
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7.106.909.109 12.43%
7.105.909.725 15.25%
7.9.909.404 1.13%
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7.6.909.603 1.13%
7.6.909.401 0.56%
7.6.909.207 2.26%

NX PAD Driver


NX PAD Driver is a software program developed by Alps Electric Co. The most common release is 7.105.909.725, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 apoint.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 20.02 MB (20,989,566 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 68% of users of NX PAD Driver come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alps.com/usa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Apoint2K
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Uninstap.exe ADDREMOVE
Estimated size: 20.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NX PAD Driver

Program executable:apoint.exe
Name:Alps Pointing-device Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\apoint2k\apoint.exe
Additional files:
  • ApntEx.exe - Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • EzAuto.dll - Alps Utility for Pointing device (Alps pointing device extension)
  • ApInst.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • Apoint.dll
  • HidFind.exe
  • player.exe
  • ApWelcom.exe
  • Ezcapt.exe - ALPS Easy Capture (Easy Capture)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApRotion.dll (by ALPS) - ALPS ApRotion (ApRotion)
  • ApWheel.dll - ALPS Apwheel (Apoint Wheel Support Library)
  • ApMInput.exe - ApMInput
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd
  • ApTenKey.exe - ApTenKey
  • ApOSD.exe - ApOSD
  • Apvfb.exe (by ALPS) - APVFB
  • ApReco.exe
  • ApIMEdll.dll
  • ApImeWrapper.exe
  • ApRecoChs.dll
  • ApRecoCht.dll
  • ApRecoJp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ApntEx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3BE86BB-7084-4CC0-AED8-AE7A780E75E9}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Apoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Apoint' which loads as C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004872603%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019056%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029670%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:786,492
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0000448931%
Kernel CPU:0.00003346%
User CPU:0.00001143%
CPU cycles/sec:1,075
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
Memory:1.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0009496967%
Kernel CPU:0.00042855%
User CPU:0.00052115%
CPU cycles/sec:994,204

How do I remove NX PAD Driver?

You can uninstall NX PAD Driver 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 NX PAD Driver, 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 NX PAD Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.32%
Windows 10 26.55%
Windows Vista 0.56%
Windows XP 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.15%
Windows 7 Professional 12.43%
Windows 10 Home 10.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.04%
Windows 8 6.21%
Windows 8.1 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.33% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 68.33%
  United States 15.00%
  Russia 3.33%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Germany 1.67%
  India 1.11%
  UA 1.11%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Philippines 1.11%
  Argentina 0.56%
  Saudi Arabia 0.56%
  Singapore 0.56%
  Thailand 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
NEC 85.37%
Acer 4.88%
Hewlett-Packard 4.27%
MSI 1.83%
Samsung 1.22%
Lenovo 1.22%
ASUS 0.61%
Alienware 0.61%
Common models
NEC PC-LL750FS6R 3.79%
NEC PC-LL750F26W 3.03%
NEC PC-LL770HS 3.03%
NEC PC-LS450JS1YB 2.27%
NEC PC-LL750F26B 2.27%
NEC PC-LL750F26R 2.27%

About Alps Electric Co

Alps Electric produces electronic devices, including switchs, sensors, encoders and touchpads.
Publisher URL: www.alps.com


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