apntex.exe is device software for Alps Electric hardware. This touchpad driver is software for Windows NT/2000/XP and should not be removed or stopped unless hardware problems occur.
apntex.exe is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing the Alps pointing device drivers may adversly impact your system. The apntex.exe process is used by your computer to receive input from either a touchpad (on a notebook computer) or from a mouse. If this process is stopped your notepad's touchpad may not work correctly. Thus it is not recommended for removal.