What does the SynTPLpr.exe file do?
The SynTPLpr.exe process is also known as TouchPad Driver Helper Application 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 SynTPLpr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TouchPad driver Helper Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TouchPad driver Helper Application 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)
- SynTPLpr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SynTPLpr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SynTPLpr.exe TouchPad driver Helper Application
SynTPLpr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SynTPLpr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - as a rule C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 98,394 bytes (27% of all these files), 110,592 bytes as well as 13 other variants.
The SynTPLpr file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 51% 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 SynTPLpr.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 SynTPLpr?
|Touchpad manager |
|Used on Compaq's for the touchpad mouse |
|Medion Notebook Touchpad |
|Synaptics TouchPad Driver Helper Application |
|VAIO Notebook Touchpad |
Summary: 45 users judge SynTPLpr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted SynTPLpr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or ThinkPad UltraNav Driver
To remove TouchPad driver Helper Application 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 SynTPLpr.exe (TouchPad driver Helper Application) 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 TouchPad driver Helper Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TouchPad driver Helper Application 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 SynTPLpr.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.