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Process name: Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000

Product: Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP or ALPS Touch Pad Driver or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000 or Dell Touchpad or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista or Alps Pointing-device for VAIO

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Company: Alps Electric Co. (alps.com)

File: ApntEx.exe


This process is part of the device driver package for certain brands of touchpads manufactured by Alps. Since touchpads are normally found on laptops, the process will generally be preinstalled along with the system hardware and software. Terminating this process may lead to errors when using your laptop touchpad for navigation. See also: Apoint.exe.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/apntex.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of ApntEx.exe: based on 24 votes. Read also the 23 reviews.

  • 1688 users ask for this file. 15 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 6 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about ApntEx.exe:
apntex.exe is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing Alps pointing device drivers may adversly impact your system. The apntex.exe process is used by your computer to receive input from either a touchpad (on a notebook computer) or from a mouse. If this process is stopped your notepad's touchpad may not work correctly.
Touchpad driver designed for Windows NT/2000/Xp. No spyware, no virus, no trojan...  See also: Link Bapt
This is a touchpad driver pehe
It is a driver for a Tochpad (Notebook) PiCiEi
touchpad utility Pete
used on dell laptops
I have this process on my toshiba notebook Nikola
Process TouchPad PC portable Ted
touch pad driver, on Sony Vaio laptops too G.Fragkos
Killed this process and no problems Raj
Touch Pad driver - if the touchpad on the laptop is failing, this process will require increasing amounts of CPU time (5%+). Normally its operation doesn't register in Task Manager (0%). Easiest solution is to use external mouse and disable touchpad. Mark H.
I looks like another file has replaced this file. My mouse goes crazy all the time. I'm trying to put the original file back on my Laptop. I've tried several virus removal software applications however none of them work. Anthony
windows mousepad driver "roger"'
Huge amount of I/O bytes from this process - greatest of all processes on my Dell 830 laptop Jeep
In task manager it shows as ApntEx.exe and it appears to use 10 times more byts in I/0 other than any other programme. My touchpad is always hard to operate sometimes having to double click 3 or 4 times for it to respond dave uk
Appeared after installing Dell Trackpad driver. Sun
It's the touchpad driver that's included in Dell notebooks. It uses a lot of I/O. Closing it simply reverts your touchpad back to it's default sensitivity, which I do think is bad at all, and videos aren't choppy on my PC anymore Nate Waddell
Alps Electric Co., Ltd. pointing driver (not for desktop use)  See also: Link guest
Alps pointing device driver
I have this process on my Lenovo R61 notebook
its actually an virus vishal sharma
If not malicious, it is at least poorly designed (memory and IO hog) May appear to be named "Elara", and Windows 10 may warn you that it fails to close during restart/shutdown Beak
this is malware picked up by spam. it attaches itself to your pointing device making it difficult to delete. if deleted it can render your laptops touchpad useless. it is an advanced form of malware and constantly changes its name and path, while staying attatched to the touchpad. it is commonly known to slow down windows 10 systems under the name elara.basically on windows 10 when shutting down it says elara iis preventing it from shutting down, this slows shut down time. over time the virus slows down your computer. the "elara" picture appears on the alps pointing device in task manager. experienced users may have noticed this. the apnt.exe virus also downloads other malware and can be very dangerous. guest

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