"SynTPEnhService.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "SynTPEnhService.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "SynTPEnhService.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "SynTPEnhService.exe" process?

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A

"SynTPEnhService.exe" process represents "64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service" program. "SynTPEnhService.exe" process is created by the "SynTPEnh Caller Service" service.

"SynTPEnhService.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         SynTPEnhService

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "SynTPEnhService.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
SynTPEnhService.exe       4,120 K   64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service

Additional information about "SynTPEnhService.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: SynTPEnhService.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
   Description: 64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service
   Version: 19.0.17.30 29Oct15
   Size: 246376 bytes
   Last modified: 10/29/2015 2:11:20 AM
   Company Name: Synaptics Incorporated
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Install
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\SETUPAPI.dll
C:\windows\system32\CFGMGR32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll

"SynTPEnhService.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "SynTPEnhService.exe" process.

 

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