What is ETDGesture.exe?

The genuine ETDGesture.exe file is a software component of ELAN Smart-Pad by ELAN Microelectronics.
A background application from ELAN, this process starts with Windows and runs consistently. It gives you a variety of additional functions using your laptop touchpad. It primarily supports multiple input combinations by using two or more fingers to perform a task with your touchpad. Founded in 1994, ELAN is a microelectronics developer located in Taiwan.

ETDGesture stands for ELAN Touch Display Gesture

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ETDGesture.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ETDGesture.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ETDGesture
ETDGesture.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ETD Gesture belongs to software ELAN Smart-Pad by ELAN Microelectronics.

Description: ETDGesture.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ETDGesture.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,427,392 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 2,554,880 bytes, 2,368,816 bytes, 2,369,936 bytes or 2,439,944 bytes. 
The program is not visible. ETDGesture.exe is not a Windows system file. ETDGesture.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. ETDGesture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ETDGesture.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ETDGesture.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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Best practices for resolving ETDGesture issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ETDGesture. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ETDGesture.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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