What does the SynTPEnh.exe file do?
The SynTPEnh.exe process is also known as Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements and is a part of Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or, as the case may be, ThinkPad UltraNav Driver. This software is produced by Synaptics (www.synaptics.com). An obsolete or defective version of SynTPEnh.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Synaptics TouchPad 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)
- SynTPEnh.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SynTPEnh.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SynTPEnh.exe Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
SynTPEnh.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SynTPEnh.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 761,947 bytes (6% of all these files), 815,104 bytes as well as 143 other variants.
The SynTPEnh file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. This SynTPEnh program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. SynTPEnh.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 10% 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 SynTPEnh.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 SynTPEnh?
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Summary: 35 users judge SynTPEnh.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 11 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted SynTPEnh.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or ThinkPad UltraNav Driver
To remove Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements 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 Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or ThinkPad UltraNav Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SynTPEnh.exe (Synaptics TouchPad 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 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Synaptics TouchPad 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 SynTPEnh.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.