What is ktp3.exe?

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 ktp3.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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Ktp3.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ktp3
Ktp3.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as KTP Ware TSR Enhancements or ktp belongs to software Elantech TouchPad or KTP Ware PS/2-WDM by ELANTECH Devices (

Description: Ktp3.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ktp3.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 258,048 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 274,432 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is a Microsoft signed file. The ktp3.exe file is not a Windows core file. Ktp3.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. Ktp3.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with ktp3.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramKTP Ware PS/2-WDM.

Recommended: Identify ktp3.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ktp3.exe. Therefore, you should check the ktp3.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

Whenever i have problems connecting to the internet I will restart PC and unplug internet connections from elecricity. wwhen i open computer again I will see KTP3 beside the Start button. The inernet would be alright after that.
  XP User  

Summary: Average user rating of ktp3.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks ktp3.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks ktp3.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ktp3 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ktp3. 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 ktp3.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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