What does the ETDGesture.exe file do?
The ETDGesture.exe process is also known as ETD Gesture and is a part of ELAN Smart-Pad. This software is produced by ELAN Microelectronics. An obsolete or defective version of ETDGesture.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ETD Gesture has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ETD Gesture has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ETDGesture.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ETDGesture.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ETDGesture.exe ETD Gesture
ETDGesture.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ETDGesture.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,427,392 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,554,880 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The ETDGesture file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. ETDGesture.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 20% 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 ETDGesture.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 ETDGesture?
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 ELAN Smart-Pad
To remove ETD Gesture from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for ELAN Smart-Pad in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ETDGesture.exe (ETD Gesture) 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 Gesture. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ETD Gesture 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 ETDGesture.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.