"Alps Pointing Device Driver - hidfind.exe" Startup Program

Q

What is the startup program "Alps Pointing Device Driver - hidfind.exe" on my Windows 8 computer? Can I remove it to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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A

"Alps Pointing Device Driver - hidfind.exe" is added to your computer as part of system installation on computers.

You will see "hidfind.exe" listed on the Startup tab of Task Manager screen as:

Startup Item : Alps Pointing Device Driver
Publisher    : Alps Electroc Co., Ltd.
Command      : Apoint.exe
Location     : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

"hidfind.exe" is actually invoked by Apoint.exe, which is defined as a startup program in the registry.

Program file information about "hidfind.exe":

File name: hidfind.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\DellTpad
File size: 98,672 bytes
File description: Alps Pointing Device Driver
File version: 7.0.0.30
Last modified time: 7/7/2010
Company name: Alps Electric Co.
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

"hidfind.exe" is a program running as the device driver for the touch pad on your computer.

It is strongly recommended to keep "Alps Pointing Device Driver - hidfind.exe" enabled as a startup program and leave it running all the time.

Since hidfind.exe is invoked by Apoint.exe, you need to keep Apoint.exe enabled.

 

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