ELAN Smart-Pad by ELAN Microelectronics Corporation (Signed)


etdctrl.exe has 6 known versions, the most recent one is 8, 0, 0, 0. etdctrl.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 592.4 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to ELAN Microelectronics Corporation by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs ETDWare PS/2-x86, ETDWare PS/2-x64 and ETDWare PS/2-x64 have been observed as installing specific variations of etdctrl.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0021% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 6.19 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 8.62 MB and typical read I/O operations are around 40 Bytes per minute.

What is etdctrl.exe?

ETD Control Center is part of the ELAN Smart-Pad, a type of multi-finger touch pad input device for laptops.

About etdctrl.exe (from ELAN Microelectronics Corporation)

Smart pad (multi-finger touch pad) is a kind of NB input device. It's different from traditional touchpad, because it can support multi-finger gesture to let user interact with their notebook system m


File name:etdctrl.exe
Publisher:ELAN Microelectronic Corp.
Product name:ELAN Smart-Pad
Description:ETD Control Center
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\elantech\etdctrl.exe
Issued to:ELAN Microelectronics Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Saturday, April 11, 2009
Expiration date:Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of ELAN Smart-Pad.)
ELAN Microelectronic Corp.
9% remove
ETDWare PS/2 32 bit is the device driver installed for an Elan Microelectronics Touch Pad. ELAN's Smart Click-Pad eliminates the need of physical buttons since the entire touchpad functions as buttons...
ELAN Microelectronic Corp.
7% remove
ETDWare PS/2-x64 is the device driver installed for an Elan Microelectronics Touch Pad. ELAN's Smart Click-Pad eliminates the need of physical buttons since the entire touchpad functions as buttons. U...
ELAN Microelectronic Corp.
11% remove


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of etdctrl.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'ETDWare' → C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe

VersionsAll file variations of etdctrl.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
68161603c58407cbe4099d9cd739e0d1 92b67de8639ab59def5d50a8668517ed3604f472 606.88 KB
891b0581937923c729765c0147c75937 ed4036f42f0b28d527cb96a10193d1834a3afa77 620.88 KB
42033c6f5c45515bf517de19bc7e0e7b 4a51efb4d876ff1e1e43336fffd5497a90acee4b 535.88 KB
5594a7b4923cf543ac4b9f21fadcaf98 8708d648fb32773f1ebc87f8b40a6c0cbb4fcde2 634.38 KB
557babfc012189d8853a55d7ad02c2a5 5fd5dd003adf30e688eb4044b880f835a2dcaa69 634.38 KB
3ee82925df6e72070421a8eacebe9ad7 08ebb86cc75be073d916d1f10fb2de9893d29ae4 522 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.53%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.76%
Windows 8 Pro 11.76%
Windows 7 Starter 5.88%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United Kingdom installs about 17.65% of ELAN Smart-Pad.
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