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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 #8,034
United States Rank #5,835
Reach 0.0505%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.31 days
41.33 days >
Average installed length: 21.72 days


8.216.1616.143 0.30%
8.216.1616.140 0.50%
8.216.1616.137 26.33%
8.216.1616.135 4.02%
8.216.1616.133 3.12%
8.216.1616.132 0.20%
8.216.1616.130 8.14%
8.216.1616.127 2.61%
8.216.1616.126 0.90%
8.216.1616.118 1.41%
8.216.1616.115 2.81%
8.216.1616.114 26.63%
8.216.1616.111 0.20%
7.202.1616.206 20.60%
7.202.1616.204 1.61%
7.102.1616.108 0.20%
7.2.1616.108 0.30%
7.2.1616.107 0.10%

ThinkPad UltraNav Driver

What is ThinkPad UltraNav Driver?

This package installs the software (ThinkPad UltraNav driver) to enable the following devices, IBM ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Devices and ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Devices.


The most common release is 8.216.1616.114, 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. 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 apoint.exe. The setup package generally installs about 51 files and is usually about 2.18 MB (2,289,509 bytes).

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: 2.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkPad UltraNav 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)
  • ApCommon.dll - Alps Pointing-device Driver
  • ApDual.dll
  • ApInst.dll
  • ApMain.dll
  • ApMouse.dll
  • apoint .exe
  • Apoint.dll
  • ApOthers.dll
  • ApPad.dll
  • ApProperties.exe
  • ApResAR.dll
  • ApResBP.dll
  • ApResCS.dll
  • ApResCT.dll
  • ApResCZ.dll
  • ApResDK.dll
  • ApResFI.dll
  • ApResFR.dll
  • ApResGK.dll
  • ApResGR.dll
  • ApResHU.dll
  • ApResIL.dll
  • ApResIT.dll
  • ApResJP.dll
  • ApResKR.dll
  • ApResLA.dll
  • ApResNL.dll
  • ApResNO.dll
  • ApResPL.dll
  • ApResPO.dll
  • ApSearch.dll
  • player.exe
  • ApOffice.dll
  • HidMonitorSvc.exe - HidMonitorSvc Application
  • MagGlass.exe - ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. (MagGlass)
  • Uninstap.exe - Uninstall Utility
  • ApTouch.dll - ALPS Touch Injection module
  • DataWatch.exe - DataWatch
  • ApMsgFwd.exe - ApMsgFwd
  • LidCheck.exe - LidCheck (Lid status check application.)
  • ApClose.exe - ApClose (Close Apoint.exe)
  • ApRotion.dll (by ALPS) - ALPS ApRotion (ApRotion)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HidMonitorSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Alps HID Monitor Service' (ApHidMonitorService) "Monitor HID device for Alps".
2 Startup Files (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".
  • Apoint(2).exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Apoint' which loads as C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Apoint(2).exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006028818%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00030425%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029863%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,536
8,062,084 average

How do I remove ThinkPad UltraNav Driver?

You can uninstall ThinkPad UltraNav 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 ThinkPad UltraNav 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 ThinkPad UltraNav Driver.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.10%
Windows 7 46.89%
Windows XP 2.01%
Windows Vista 2.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.75%
Windows 10 Pro 22.60%
Windows 10 Home 12.61%
Windows 8.1 7.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.61%
  Germany 4.62%
  Canada 3.95%
  Australia 2.91%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Italy 2.31%
  France 1.42%
  DK 1.12%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Czech Republic 1.04%
  Norway 0.97%
  Switzerland 0.97%
  Spain 0.97%
  Poland 0.89%

About Alps Electric Co

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


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