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Is ipoint.exe safe?

Ipoint.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 ipoint.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.

Ipoint.exe file information

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 (www.microsoft.com).

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 7/XP are 461,584 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 849,280 bytes and 31 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ipoint.exe.html 
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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Ipoint.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with ipoint.exe, you can visit the www.microsoft.com 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 7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify ipoint.exe related errors

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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