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What is ETD control centre? Why is it shown in Windows Directory? Should ETD be removed or disabled? We are here to answer all the questions that let your head scratch a bit!
What Is ETD Control Center?
ETD Control Centre is an abbreviation for Elan Trackpad Device Control Center. It is a piece of Software that is produced and developed by ELAN Microelectronics. ELAN Microelectronic’s ELAN Smart-Pad is mostly on a laptop. ETDCtrl.exe or ETD control station file is a component of this software.
If you have noticed, you might have come across the ETDCtrl.exe file that is located in a subfolder of the Windows directory. Normally, you can see it in C:\Program files.
ETDCtrl.exe manages the ETD control center which is basically a configuration screen. You will also get some options so you may change the settings in ELAN intelligent touchpad.
What is the Functionality of ETD? Is ETD also called a virus?
There are many features that you can get in your touchpad via the ETD Control Center. Moreover, as a user, you may also try Multi Finger Operation using this control centre.
ETD Consumes a lot of CPU energy and many people also consider it as a virus. Even the antivirus detects and treats the ETD Control Panel as a virus. So many people try to remove or disable it.
You can see it running in the background through Task Manager. This program works under “etdctrl.exe” in the task manager of the laptop. It comes pre-installed in laptops with microchips and touchpads of the same company.
Sometimes, ETD stops working or is not responding when you click on pop-up of the application.
Is it Possible to Remove ETD Control Center?
As ETD Control Centre is thought to be a virus, so many users try to remove it. Even you can remove ETD Control Centre as well. But we do not recommend you go for this step.
If there is a dire need to disable ETD Control Centre, then follow the steps below:
- Open Control Panel, navigate to Programs and Features to continue
- Select ETD Control Panel and click on uninstall option
If you do not want to Remove ETD Control Panel, the next thing you may go for is to disable the ETD Control Center Startup.
How to Disable ETD Control Center?
We recommend you disable ETC Control Centre rather than remove it. Here is how you can disable it:
- Click on the taskbar and choose Task manager
- Go to the Startup section in the popup menu
- Scroll down and find ETD Control Center, select and click on disable button
- Then click on continue
Another way to disable ETD Control Centre is:
- Press “Windows” + “R” to open the “Run” prompt
- Type and Enter “Taskmgr”
- Click the “Startup” tab
- Scroll down and click “ETD Control Center”
- Click on Disable button
By following these steps, you can save your touchpad and can disable the program easily.
Finally, you found in-depth answers about what is ETD Control Center is, its functionalities, and how to make it disable or remove it permanently. If you want to let your touchpad function normally, then do not go for this disabling option.