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 SynTPEnh.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.
The process known as Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements or Synaptics TouchPad (version 64-bit Enhancements, 32-bit Enhancements) belongs to software Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics Pointing Device or ThinkPad UltraNav Driver or IBM ThinkPad UltraNav Driver or Synaptics TouchPad or Progressive Touch by Synaptics (www.synaptics.com).
Description: SynTPEnh.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SynTPEnh.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 (typically C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 688,218 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 512,000 bytes and 222 more variants.
The SynTPEnh.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. SynTPEnh.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If SynTPEnh.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 139,264 bytes. The software has no file description. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SynTPEnh.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Backdoor.Trojan or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and Backdoor.Win32.Poison.apdz (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the SynTPEnh.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SynTPEnh. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the SynTPEnh.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.