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What is SynTPHelper.exe?

SynTPHelper.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 SynTPHelper.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.

SynTPHelper.exe file information

The process known as Synaptics Pointing Device Helper belongs to software Synaptics Pointing Device Driver by Synaptics (www.synaptics.com).

Description: SynTPHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SynTPHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 103,720 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 121,128 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/syntphelper.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The SynTPHelper.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. It is digitally signed. The SynTPHelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. SynTPHelper.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software publisher Synaptics provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Synaptics Pointing Device or Synaptics Pointing Device Driver).

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If SynTPHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 74,752 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SynTPHelper.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Win32:BitCoinMiner-CA [Trj] (detected by Avast), and Mal/Generic-S (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the SynTPHelper.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

SynTPHelper.exe is Synaptics touchpad driver.
Do not mess with any Synaptics components on your computer, as without them, your touchpad will not work.

Summary: Average user rating of SynTPHelper.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
2 users think SynTPHelper.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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