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What does the endpoint.exe file do?

The endpoint.exe process is also known as Performance Endpoint and is a part of Ixia Endpoint for Windows or, as the case may be, NetIQ Endpoint. This software is produced by Ixia (www.ixiacom.com) or, as the case may be, NetIQ (www.netiq.com). An obsolete or defective version of endpoint.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about endpoint.exe Performance Endpoint

endpoint.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file endpoint.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 700,492 bytes (45% of all these files), 561,212 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This endpoint program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 56% 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 endpoint.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 endpoint?

This endpoint is the client end of the Ixia QCheck program for testing the throughput ie Ping, Trace etc of packets over a Network (more usually a LAN). (further information...)
Mark Fahy
IXIA TCP/IP Test Module (further information...)
Network Performance Test Module (further information...)
Guenther H. Schreiner

Summary: 4 users judge endpoint.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Ixia Endpoint for Windows or NetIQ Endpoint

endpoint.exe  Performance Endpoint fix

To remove Performance Endpoint from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Ixia Endpoint for Windows or NetIQ Endpoint in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if endpoint.exe (Performance Endpoint) 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 Performance Endpoint. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Performance Endpoint 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 endpoint.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.

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