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

Q

What is the startup program "Alps Pointing Device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP - ApntEx.exe" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"Alps Pointing Device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP - ApntEx.exe" is added to your computer as part of system installation on computers.

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

Startup Item : Alps Pointing Device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP
Publisher    : Alps Electroc Co., Ltd.
Command      : Apoint.exe
Location     : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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

Program file information about "ApntEx.exe":

File name: ApntEx.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\DellTpad
File size: 29,552 bytes
File description: Alps Pointing Device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP
File version: 7.0.1.33
Last modified time: 5/30/2010
Company name: Alps Electric Co.
System essential: Yes for older computers
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

"ApntEx.exe" is a program running as the device driver for Windows NT, 2000, and XP for the touch pad on your computer.

It is recommended to disable "Alps Pointing Device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP - ApntEx.exe" on your Windows 8 computer. This driver is not needed.

 

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