Is ApntEx.exe safe?
ApntEx.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ApntEx.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
ApntEx.exe file information
The process known as Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000
belongs to software Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP or ALPS Touch Pad Driver or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000 or Dell Touchpad or Alps Pointing-device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista or Alps Pointing-device for VAIO or Touch Pad Driver or Alps Touch Pad Driver
by Alps Electric Co. (www.alps.com).
Description: ApntEx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ApntEx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Apoint\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,056 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes and 11 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with ApntEx.exe, you can do the following:
- turn to the software developer, Dell, for advice
- verify that you have installed the latest version
- uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > ALPS Touch Pad Driver or Dell Touchpad)
Recommended: Identify ApntEx.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ApntEx.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example W32.Polip (detected by Symantec), and PE_POLIP.A (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the ApntEx.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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