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What is hidfind.exe?

Hidfind.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 hidfind.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.

Hidfind.exe file information

The process known as Alps Pointing-device Driver belongs to software Alps Pointing-device Driver or Dell Touchpad or ALPS Touch Pad Driver or Alps USB Mouse detection application by Alps Electric Co. (www.alps.com) or ALPS (www.alps.com).

Description: Hidfind.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. hidfind.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" - mostly C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,056 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 40,960 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hidfind.exe.html 
The program is not visible. Hidfind.exe is not a Windows core file. Hidfind.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with hidfind.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Dell Touchpad or ALPS Touch Pad Driver.

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If hidfind.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 39,940 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Hidfind.exe is not a Windows core file. Hidfind.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hidfind.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hidfind.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.


User Comments

Dell Latitude D300 TouchPad Configurator
  Karampasis Thanasis (Greece)  
It disables the touch pad when a USB mouse is pluged into your laptop.
It is required to run the touch mouse on most dell laptops
i ended the process since it was using more than 50% of my available CPU. so far, i have had no loss of functionality.
  Dan R  
Took 98% of CPU once after I plugged it into docking station &logged in. Had to kill to regain USB mouse &CPU response and stop HD-thrashing. Touch-pad still worked after.
  Alan Lietzke  
It is for touchpad. Alps
C:\Program Files\DellTPad
this message only appears when I have connected a bluetooth usb adaptor
mine is 96.3 KB and when I disable it, the only change I notice is that my mouse double clicks with one push.
I set up Ms Office on Dell e4300 w/XP, SP3. When starting Word, comp locked up. I looked at Task Mgr to see what was active. I sawhidfind.exe. I searched web and found this site. I uninstalled "dell touchpad drive" and my problem went away!
In my system it is located in c:\windows\system32 folder. I can not see it in system32 until I search file name hidfile in system32. remember do not type extension .exe. Only type hidfi to find in system32. I can also find it running in background when I check it in Applications by pressing ALT+CTRL+DELETE. I don't see any change when I close this application or after I delete it from system32 folder.
It is only used when the option in the control panel is clicked for disconnecting the touch pad when mouse is plugged in
  Hubert Austin  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hidfind.exe: based on 14 votes with 12 user comments.
3 users think hidfind.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 3 users don't grade hidfind.exe ("not sure about it").

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