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SmartPad SoftWare

What is SmartPad SoftWare _X08x64?

The ELAN Smart-Pad software is insatalled with various OEM PC laptops and provides the software and drivers to run the integrated touchpad.


SmartPad SoftWare is a software program developed by ELAN Microelectronic. 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 etdusbctrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 9.4 MB (9,854,864 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 52% of users of SmartPad SoftWare _X08x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Help link: www.emc.com.tw/twn/st_tpn_sp.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elan\usb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ELAN\USB\ETDUSBUninst.exe
Estimated size: 9.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SmartPad SoftWare

Program executable:etdusbctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elan\usb\etdusbctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD My Favorite Library)
  • ETDMag.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ELAN Microelectronics Corp.)
  • ETDUSBApix.dll - ETD Ware TSR Enhancements
  • ETDUSBCmds.dll
  • ETDUSBCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDUSBMcpl.dll - ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions
  • ETDUSBUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • ETDUSBUninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETDUSBCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDUSBWare' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elan\USB\ETDUSBCtrl.exe.

How do I remove SmartPad SoftWare _X08x64?

You can uninstall SmartPad SoftWare _X08x64 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 SmartPad SoftWare, 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 SmartPad SoftWare _X08x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 10 41%
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 58.93%
Windows 10 41.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.55%
Windows 7 Professional 16.36%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.45%
Windows 10 Home 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.17%
  United Kingdom 36.23%
  Australia 1.45%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Canada 1.45%
  Costa Rica 1.45%
  Japan 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  PR 1.45%
  Singapore 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.55%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 13.64%
Dell 11.36%
Toshiba 4.55%
Intel 4.55%
Medion 2.27%
Lenovo 2.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.98%
Dell XPS 8700 4.65%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H 4.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755D 2.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 2.33%
Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 2.33%

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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