What does the ktp.exe file do?
The ktp.exe process is also known as KTP Ware TSR Enhancements and is a part of Elantech Touchpad. This software is produced by ELANTECH Devices (www.emc.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of ktp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- KTP Ware TSR Enhancements has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- KTP Ware TSR Enhancements 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)
- ktp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ktp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ktp.exe KTP Ware TSR Enhancements
ktp.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ktp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 512,000 bytes (50% of all these files), 647,168 bytes or, as the case may be, 249,856 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Ktp.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 62% 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 ktp.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 ktp?
|It's a program to manage the touchpad, but it was taking 40% of my cpu usage. I unistalled it for good...and I can still use the touchpad. |
|My Ktp.exe started appearing after I accidentally opened what turned out to be a virus file (I'll be honest, I was asking for it, trying to pirate a tiny game). I discovered it when Internet Explorer asked me if I wanted to delete Date&Time. It was found running along IE (which I never use, and ensure it is never active), and some ATI file. However, during my "purge" (my three-step complete virus removal, KTP was found on step one), I noticed there was another ktp.exe file, this one in the windows folder, which was safe. So watch out: the dangerous ktp is often hidden in temp files.Always scan |
|ktp.exe related to Elantech Touchpad by ELANTECH Devices. It's a program for controling the Elaintech Touchpad. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ktp.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Elantech Touchpad
To remove KTP Ware TSR Enhancements from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Elantech Touchpad in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ktp.exe (KTP Ware TSR Enhancements) 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 KTP Ware TSR Enhancements. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for KTP Ware TSR Enhancements 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 ktp.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.