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

Q

What is the startup program "Alps Pointing Device Driver - Apoint.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 - Apoint.exe" is added to your computer as part of system installation on computers.

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

Startup Item : Alps Pointing Device Driver
Publisher    : Alps Electroc Co., Ltd.
Command      : C:\Program Files (x86)\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
Location     : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Registry name: Apoint

Program file information about "Apoint.exe":

File name: Apoint.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\DellTpad
File size: 678,296 bytes
File description: Alps Pointing Device Driver
File version: 8.0.202.247
Last modified time: 7/9/2012
Company name: Alps Electric Co.
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

"Apoint.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 - Apoint.exe" enabled as a startup program and leave it running all the time.

 

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