"SynTPHelper.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"SynTPHelper.exe" process represents "Synaptics Pointing Device Helper" program.

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

Boot
   SynTPHelper

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
SynTPHelper.exe           3,612 K   Synaptics Pointing Device Helper

Additional information about "SynTPHelper.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPHELPER.EXE" 

Programe file information:
   Name: SynTPHelper.exe
   Location: C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPHELPER.EXE
   Description: Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
   Version: 19.0.17.30 29Oct15
   Size: 210024 bytes
   Last modified: 10/29/2015 2:11:00 AM
   Company Name: Synaptics Incorporated
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

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

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\PSAPI.DLL
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll

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

 

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