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What is ETDCtrl.exe?

ETDCtrl.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ETDCtrl.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ETDCtrl.exe file information

The process known as ETD Control Center or ETD Ware TSR Enhancements belongs to software ETD Ware PS/2-x86 (version WHQL, WHQL, WHQL, WHQL, WHQL, For, WHQL 03Sep08, For XP WHQL,, WHQL,, WHQL, WHQL,,, WHQL, ...) or ELAN Smart-Pad or ETDWare PS/2-x64 (version by ELANTECH Devices (www.emc.com.tw) or ELAN Microelectronic (www.emc.com.tw) or ELAN Microelectronics.

Description: ETDCtrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ETDCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 335,872 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 1,891,720 bytes and 49 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/etdctrl.exe.html 
ETDCtrl.exe is not a Windows system file. The ETDCtrl.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The program has no visible window. ETDCtrl.exe is a Microsoft signed file. ETDCtrl.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. ETDCtrl.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with ETDCtrl.exe, you can also uninstall the software ETDWare PS/2-x86 WHQL or ETDWare PS/2-x86 WHQL using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

Recommended: Identify ETDCtrl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ETDCtrl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ETDCtrl.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Program from Elan Microelectronic corp used for touchpad driver
ELAN Smart Pad - Touchpad driver
Touchpad funktioniert auch ohne, aber Multitouch nicht!
  John Doe  
ESSENTIAL Samsung laptops ELAN trackpad driver (series 5 and series 9)
  Joe Average  
Killing the process did not affect the toucpad function
Program from Elan Microelectronic corp used for touchpad driver. High processor time for no appearant reason
Essential comes on laptops for scrolling zooming and rotating pictures
  vodkaFather   (further information)
Needed for my Samsung Laptop (Series 7) For Multitouch.
touchpad treiber
uses a lot of cpu just to run the trackpad. The trackpad runs without it but not as well - tracking speed and scrolling is harder to nail down correctly without the ELAN software.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ETDCtrl.exe: based on 20 votes with 10 user comments.
12 users think ETDCtrl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks ETDCtrl.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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