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SmartPad Software 1.0


SmartPad Software 1.0 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 NB-Smart-Pad.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 10.29 MB (10,786,825 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 57% of users of SmartPad Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Greece.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ELAN\USB\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4A163531-5D37-4FEE-9491-BBC1BC73E212}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SmartPad Software 1.0

Program executable:NB-Smart-Pad.exe
Name:Shockwave Flash
Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22
Path:C:\Program Files\ELAN\USB\NB-Smart-Pad.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
  • ETDUSBCtrl.exe - ETD Control Center
  • ETDUSBCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDUSBIsos.dll
  • ETDUSBMcpl.dll - ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions
  • ETDUSBUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • ETDUSBUninst.exe
  • NB-Smart-Pad.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22)

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?

You can uninstall SmartPad Software 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 1.0, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
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 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Australia 14.29%
  Greece 14.29%
  Iran 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%

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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