What does the Apoint.exe file do?
The Apoint.exe process is also known as Alps Pointing-device Driver or, as the case may be, NX PAD and is a part of Dell Touchpad or, as the case may be, Alps Pointing-device Driver. This software is produced by Alps Electric Co. (www.alps.com). An obsolete or defective version of Apoint.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Alps Pointing-device driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Alps Pointing-device driver has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Apoint.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Apoint.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Apoint.exe Alps Pointing-device driver
Apoint.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Apoint.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 159,744 bytes (13% of all these files), 118,784 bytes as well as 47 other variants.
The Apoint file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This Apoint program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Apoint.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 19% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Apoint.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Apoint?
|touch pad driver |
|Mouse Driver (further information...) |
|It looks like a Dell utility (further information...) |
|toshiba touch pad driver |
|have in on my dell laptop, just a touch pad driver |
Summary: 56 users judge Apoint.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted Apoint.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dell Touchpad or Alps Pointing-device Driver
To remove Alps Pointing-device driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Dell Touchpad or Alps Pointing-device Driver in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Apoint.exe (Alps Pointing-device driver) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Alps Pointing-device driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Alps Pointing-device driver or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Apoint.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.