What is ipoint.exe?

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 ipoint.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.

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Ipoint.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ipoint
Ipoint.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IPoint.exe belongs to software Microsoft IntelliPoint or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center or Microsoft IntelliPoint / IntelliType Pro or IntelliType/IntelliType Pro by Microsoft (

Description: Ipoint.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ipoint.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 461,584 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 849,280 bytes and 31 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The ipoint.exe file is digitally signed. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Ipoint.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you still experience problems with ipoint.exe, you can visit the support page, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall Microsoft IntelliPoint software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ipoint.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ipoint.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

It's a part of Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. You can kill it if you don't own a Microsoft Mouse.
  Erman Sayın  
mine bugged out and started clicking/typing randomly
Its a Mouse driver that Windows installs
Controls my cursor, clicks with left button randomly and tries to save files from the internet.
  Mata the pro  
Not dangerous Microsoft mouse software
  Bob smith  
My mouse is moving around automaticall! I got rid of this and it stopped. It is part of microsoft mouse and keyboard center. There must be a bug in the coding, so I got rid of it for now. If you don't want to delete ipoint.exe, you can rename it to ipoint.exeX or somthing like that to keep it from running.
  Smitty   (further information)
strange things happened on my pc - input from keybuffer was repeated, keystrokes where done as if from a ghost or remote controller. when i stop iPoint.exe, its all gone. Uninstall!
should be relate to my brand new MS mouse
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ipoint.exe: based on 37 votes with 9 reviews. 20 users think ipoint.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 5 users think ipoint.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ipoint issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ipoint. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 ipoint.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.

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