How to remove the Synaptics Touchpad Driver virus

Most antivirus programs identify Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe as malware—for example BitDefender identifies it as Gen:Variant.Adware.Mplug.36, and Avast identifies it as Win32:PUP-gen [PUP].

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Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe file information

The Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe process itself does not provide any dependable information about its developer or its associated software.

Description: Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 374,784 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

I own a Sony Vaio intel i3 and terminating this process in windows 8.1 does not cause any slowdowns or problemas. It seems to free RAM that otherwise would not be available. It probably helps my old laptop o speed up, althought I have not tested it for confirmation yet.

Summary: Average user rating of Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Synaptics Touchpad Driver issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Synaptics Touchpad Driver process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Synaptics Touchpad Driver.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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