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What is SynTPStart.exe?

SynTPStart.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 SynTPStart.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.

SynTPStart.exe file information

The process known as Synaptics Pointing Device starter belongs to software Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics Pointing Device by Synaptics (www.synaptics.com).

Description: SynTPStart.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SynTPStart.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 102,400 bytes (79% of all occurrences), 204,800 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/syntpstart.exe.html 
The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Microsoft signed file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Synaptics Pointing Device or Synaptics Pointing Device Driver)
  2) ask the developer, www.synaptics.com, for support.

Recommended: Identify SynTPStart.exe related errors

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

Touchpad support (hence "TP" in the process name), killing the process will reduce functionality of a laptop touchpad. Killing the reg key is probably like unplugging your mouse.
  Mobius   (further information)
Synaptics Pointing Device Starter. Synaptics TouchPad, Mouse, and Multimedia sidebar Enhancements driver for laptops. The TouchPad and Mouse (whether you are using an external mouse or your finger on the touchpad) actually work perfectly well without this program. The main purpose of this program, however, is to enable the user to configure the special features through the Mouse icon in the Control Panel, such as, for example, the Media Center keyboard touchbar on the right-hand side of your Media Centre laptop keyboard on some laptops.

Summary: Average user rating of SynTPStart.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
2 users think it's probably harmless.

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