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What does the OneTouch.EXE file do?

The OneTouch.EXE process is also known as Maxtor OneTouch Detection or, as the case may be, HP One-Touch and is a part of Maxtor OneTouch II or, as the case may be, Dritek System Inc. OneTouch (Version 2.9.2001 ( VC60 )). This software is produced by Maxtor (www.maxtor.com) or, as the case may be, Dritek System (www.dritek.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of OneTouch.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 OneTouch.EXE Maxtor OneTouch Detection

OneTouch.EXE is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OneTouch.EXE is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 823,296 bytes (50% of all these files), 712,704 bytes or, as the case may be, 77,824 bytes.
This OneTouch program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. 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. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. OneTouch.EXE is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 38% 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 OneTouch.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 OneTouch?

It enables the special keys on Compaq laptops
Its the software for the buttons on Compaq & HP computers
Maxtor USB HD driver to start backup by pressing key on HD
It's maxing my CPU
A. Noyed
must be enabled or the touch pads will not work on HP notebooks
bill schill

Summary: 8 users judge OneTouch.EXE to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Maxtor OneTouch II or Dritek System Inc. OneTouch)

To remove Maxtor OneTouch Detection from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Maxtor OneTouch II or Dritek System Inc. OneTouch) in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if OneTouch.EXE (Maxtor OneTouch Detection) 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 Maxtor OneTouch Detection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Maxtor OneTouch Detection 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 OneTouch.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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