What is ETDCtrl.exe?

ETDCtrl.exe is part of Elantech Smart-Pad and developed by ELANTECH Devices Corp. according to the ETDCtrl.exe version information.

ETDCtrl.exe's description is "ETD Ware TSR Enhancements"

ETDCtrl.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher.

ETDCtrl.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Elantech\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about ETDCtrl.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on ETDCtrl.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameElantech Smart-Pad
Company nameELANTECH Devices Corp.
File descriptionETD Ware TSR Enhancements
Internal nameETDCtrl.exe
Original filenameETDCtrl.exe
Legal copyrightElantech Devices Corp. Copyright(C) 2003-2008
Product version7, 0, 4, 3
File version7, 0, 4, 3

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameElantech Smart-Pad
Company nameELANTECH Devices Corp.
File descriptionETD Ware TSR Enhancements
Internal nameETDCtrl.exe
Original filenameETDCtrl.exe
Legal copyrightElantech Devices Corp. Copyright(C) ..
Product version7, 0, 4, 3
File version7, 0, 4, 3

Digital signatures [?]

ETDCtrl.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Hardware Compatibility PCA
Certificate serial number6101a07f00010000000e

VirusTotal report

None of the 54 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ETDCtrl.exe file.

None of the 54 anti-virus programs detected the ETDCtrl.exe file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5dd3f9185387c4392d59a11673b84a67b
SHA256c1b85748c8286488887261d2f2523392ddfce31c4d8788b15473e973b1959987

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to etdctrl.exe:

etdctrl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

etdctrl.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

ETD Ware TSR Enhancements has stopped working.

End Program - etdctrl.exe. This program is not responding.

etdctrl.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

etdctrl.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with ETDCtrl.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with ETDCtrl.exe. 25% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 48 users.

User vote results: There were 12 votes to remove and 36 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

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file is harmless, but pretty important. it controls the touchpad on certain asus notebooks. dont remove it!

# 21 Jul 2011, 3:29

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