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Should I remove ThinkPad UltraNav Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,944
United States Rank #20,368
Reach 0.0276%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.46 days
367.51 days >
Average installed length: 193.10 days


VersionDistribution 2.07% 0.52% 0.26% 1.03% 4.39% 5.17% 0.26% 0.52% 0.52% 0.26% 0.78% 0.78% 10.08% 3.88% 35.92% 2.07% 1.81% 1.29% 0.78% 2.84% 4.65% 1.29% 15.50% 3.36%

ThinkPad UltraNav Driver

What is ThinkPad UltraNav Driver?

ThinkPad UltraNav Driver is the software driver and configuration manager software for the default touchpad included with ThinkPad laptops with the UltraNav.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is etdctrl.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 113.53 MB (119,045,108 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elantech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDUn_inst.exe
Estimated size: 113.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkPad UltraNav Driver

Program executable:etdctrl.exe
Name:ELAN Smart-Pad
ETD Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • ETDDeviceInformation.exe - ELAN Smart-Pad Tool (Device Information Catcher)
  • ETDAniConf.exe - Elan Smart-Pad (ETD Ware Control Panel Extensions)
  • ETDApi.dll - ELAN Smart-Pad (ETD API)
  • ETDApi32.dll
  • ETDApix.dll - ETD Driver Function Dll
  • ETDCmds.dll - ETD Driver Command
  • ETDCtrlHelper.exe - ETD Control Center Helper
  • ETDFavorite.dll - ETD My Favorite Library
  • ETDIntelligent.exe - ETDIntelligent
  • ETDMag.exe - ELAN Microelectronics Corp.
  • ETDMcpl.dll
  • ETDService.exe - Elan Service
  • ETDUn_inst.exe - ETD Ware Un_inst Application
  • ETDUninst.dll - ETD Ware Uninstall Application
  • TouchpadEnableDisable.exe - TouchpadEnableDisable
  • ETD_DLL.dll - ETD_DLL
  • Lenovo.exe - Lenovo
  • Lenovo_Win8.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Mouse.
  • ETDService.exe runs as a service named 'Elan Service' (ETDService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ETD Control Center' and executes as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETDCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ETDCtrl' which loads as C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0045219285%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00380132%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00072061%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:872,707
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:2.28 MB
Total CPU:0.0036810475%
Kernel CPU:0.00079799%
User CPU:0.00288306%
CPU cycles/sec:41,840
Memory:1.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0031029312%
Kernel CPU:0.00207648%
User CPU:0.00102645%
CPU cycles/sec:409,995

How do I remove ThinkPad UltraNav Driver?

Quickly and completely remove ThinkPad UltraNav Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.18%
Windows 8 35.05%
Windows XP 0.52%
Windows Vista 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.75%
Windows 8.1 7.24%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.46%
Windows 8 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.30%
  Germany 5.34%
  France 5.09%
  IQ 5.09%
  India 4.58%
  Argentina 4.07%
  DK 3.31%
  Netherlands 3.05%
  Norway 3.05%
  Sweden 2.80%
  United Kingdom 2.80%
  Indonesia 2.29%
  DZ 2.29%
  Mexico 2.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 88.89%
ASUS 3.00%
Dell 2.70%
Acer 2.70%
Medion 1.80%
Hewlett-Packard 0.90%
Common models
LENOVO 20150 8.78%
LENOVO 20206 2.67%
LENOVO 2481CTO 2.67%
LENOVO 20236 2.67%
LENOVO 24783B3 2.29%
LENOVO 80G0 2.29%

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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