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Associated Program: Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics TouchPad Driver or Synaptics Device Driver
Programm Category: Touchpad Utility Software

What is  syntp.sys

Basically called by its service name Synaptics Touchpad Driver, the syntp.sys process is a driver file and a component of Synaptics Pointing Device Driver, also Synaptics TouchPad Driver or Synaptics Device Driver, which is produced by Synaptics. This Windows program is a part of a touchpad utility program that runs in the background, once the application that houses it is launched on the computer. The software, where the syntp.sys file is bundled, supports later versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, which include Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, all in 32-bit editions. Regardless of the Windows OS used, it requires the installation of Synaptics device driver so it is able to meet the specific requirements of downloading Synaptics Pointing Device Driver, Synaptics TouchPad Driver, or Synaptics Device Driver. Because it is a component of TouchPad, this module is important, so it needs to continuously run on the system, or else, enough to disable the software from working.

How can I stop syntp.sys and should I?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. syntp.sys. is used by Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics TouchPad Driver or Synaptics Device Driver, If you shut down syntp.sys, it will likely start again at a later time either after you restart your computer or after an application start. To stop syntp.sys, permanently you need to uninstall the application that runs this process which in this case is Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics TouchPad Driver or Synaptics Device Driver, from your system.
After uninstalling applications it is a good idea to scan you Windows registry for any left over traces of applications. Registry Reviver by ReviverSoft is a great tool for doing this.

Is this a virus or other security concern?

ReviverSoft Security Verdict

The ReviverSoft experts have not yet reviewed syntp.sys

What is a process and how do they affect my computer?

A process usually a part of an installed application such as Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics TouchPad Driver or Synaptics Device Driver, or your operating system that is responsible for running in functions of that application. Some application require that they have processes running all the time so they can do things such as check for updates or notify you when you get an instant message. Some poorly written applications have many processes that run that may not be required and take up valuable processing power within your computer.

Is syntp.sys known to be bad for my computer's performance?

We have not received any complaint about this process having higher than normal impact on PC performance. If you have had bad experiences with it please let us know in a comment below and we will investigate it further.

What can I do if syntp.sys is causing errors on my computer?

The first thing you should do if syntp.sys. is causing errors on your computer is to run a Windows registry scan with Registry Reviver If you are still seeing errors after this you should uninstall the program that syntp.sys, belongs to, in this case Synaptics Pointing Device Driver or Synaptics TouchPad Driver or Synaptics Device Driver

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