What is Syntplpr.exe

SynTPLpr - Progressive Touch - Synaptics, Inc.

File description

Syntplpr.exe with description SynTPLpr is a process file from company Synaptics, Inc. belonging to product Progressive Touch.
The file is digitally signed from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
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What is SynTPLpr.exe?
SynTPLpr.exe is the Synaptics touchpad driver helper application. Its purpose provide functionality for the Synaptics touchpad on many laptops.

This process is not critical to the operation of the system; however, it is necessary for your touchpad to work properly. Killing or otherwise disabling this process will render your touchpad unusable.

Dangers of SynTPEnh
As this is an executable that is common on laptops with a Synaptics touchpad, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to it but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically no more than one instance this process running at a given time. The presence of more than one instance in the Task Manager may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have a Synaptics touchpad, your system should not have this program. In this case, its presence would indicate a possible malware infection.

Common problems
  • "Syntplpr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
    • This is known problem in Windows XP that is corrected by installing an updated version of the Synaptics touchpad driver.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User

Digital signatures found for this file

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58 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
52 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Service
52 Synaptics Incorporated - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
42 Synaptics Incorporated - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
10 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service
8 Synaptics Incorporated - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3
1 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Service CA SW1

MD5 security rating in our database

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