"ApntEx.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "ApntEx.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "ApntEx.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "ApntEx.exe" process?

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A

"ApntEx.exe" process represents "Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista" program.

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

Boot
   ApntEx

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
ApntEx.exe                4,488 K   Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

Additional information about "ApntEx.exe" process:

Command line:
   "Apntex.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: ApntEx.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apntex.exe
   Description: Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
   Version: 7.0.1.33
   Size: 29552 bytes
   Last modified: 5/31/2010 6:17:22 PM
   Company Name: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Program Files\DellTPad
C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.9200.16579_none_418ab7ef718b27ef

Some registry keys used:
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\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\SHLWAPI.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll

"ApntEx.exe" process is not a virus. But you can disable it, since it is driver not for Windows 8.

 

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