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What does the ETDDect.exe file do?

The ETDDect.exe process is also known as ETD Ware Detect and is a part of ETD Ware PS/2-x86 (Version 5.0.0.5 WHQL, 7.0.3.8 WHQL, 7.0.3.8 WHQL 03Sep08). This software is produced by ELANTECH Devices (www.emc.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of ETDDect.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ETDDect.exe ETD Ware Detect

ETDDect.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ETDDect.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 204,800 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 225,280 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This ETDDect program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. ETDDect.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 47% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ETDDect.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about ETDDect?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall ETD Ware PS/2-x86

ETDDect.exe ETD Ware Detect fix

To remove ETD Ware Detect from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for ETD Ware PS/2-x86 in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ETDDect.exe (ETD Ware Detect) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ETD Ware Detect. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ETD Ware Detect or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ETDDect.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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