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Should I remove Synaptics ClickPad Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #829
United States Rank #536
Reach 0.8275%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.55 days
340.86 days >
Average installed length: 179.09 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.05% 0.16% 0.02% 0.09% 0.01% 0.09% 10.66% 0.03% 0.01% 0.01% 0.25% 0.02% 0.29% 1.18% 0.26% 0.37% 0.02% 4.89% 0.02% 0.13% 0.20% 2.10% 0.69% 0.02% 13.13% 0.14% 0.03% 0.02% 11.40% 0.09% 0.42% 3.62% 0.60% 0.11% 3.90% 2.81% 16.19% 0.01% 0.04% 0.01% 0.01% 0.23% 0.04% 0.02% 0.44% 0.01% 0.02% 0.05% 0.06% 0.85%
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Synaptics ClickPad Driver

What is Synaptics ClickPad Driver?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the Synaptics ClickPad to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the ClickPad connected to your PC).


The most common release is, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named instnt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 73.03 MB (76,580,587 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synaptics.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynISDLL.dll",standAloneUninstall
Estimated size: 73.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Synaptics ClickPad Driver

Program executable:instnt.exe
Name:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
TouchPad Driver Installation Application
Path:C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp\instnt.exe
Additional files:
  • SynapticsReflash.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Reflash Application (TouchPad Reflash)
  • SynReflash.exe
  • SynISDLL.dll - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (Install Resource Strings)
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - 64-bit TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements
  • SynTPEnhPS.dll - Synaptics Proxy Server
  • SynTPEnhService.exe - 64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • Smb_driver_AMDASF.sys - Synaptics SMBus Driver
  • Smb_driver_Intel.sys
  • SynSysDetect.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SynTPEnh.exe is scheduled as a task named 'synaptics' (runs on boot).
  • InstNT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF3C2156-422E-431E-A780-D79AD96119CC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
  • SynTPEnhService.exe runs as a service named 'SynTPEnhService' (SynTPEnhService).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SynTPHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synaptics Pointing Device Helper' and executes as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe.
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements' and executes as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPEnh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
  • SynTPHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPHelper' which loads as "C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPHELPER.EXE".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SynTPEnh.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe'.
  • SynTPHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPHELPER.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000279285%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000447%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002346%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0000452087%
Kernel CPU:0.00002847%
User CPU:0.00001674%

How do I remove Synaptics ClickPad Driver?

You can uninstall Synaptics ClickPad 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 Synaptics ClickPad 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 Synaptics ClickPad Driver.

Win 10 96%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 95.64%
Windows 7 4.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 66.00%
Windows 8.1 15.63%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.18%
Windows 10 Pro 3.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.03%
Windows 8 1.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.15%
  United Kingdom 5.59%
  Italy 4.87%
  France 2.82%
  Canada 2.72%
  Germany 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Australia 1.40%
  India 0.91%
  Spain 0.89%
  Sweden 0.75%
  Belgium 0.64%
  Norway 0.61%
  DK 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.89%
Acer 0.06%
ASUS 0.02%
Dell 0.02%
Alienware 0.01%
Common models
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 16.09%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 8.87%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 6.70%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 6.30%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 5.64%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 3.81%

About Synaptics

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many OEMs whcih are pre-installed and included with PCs and laptops for companies such as Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and numerous others.
Publisher URL: www.synaptics.com

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Eco-Antsover a year ago
I think I removed this from the list of programs that automatically start when computer starts up. Then I lost the ability to scroll :( Now I'm reinstalling it !!