What does the ipoint.exe file do?
The ipoint.exe process is also known as IPoint.exe and is a part of Microsoft IntelliPoint or, as the case may be, Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ipoint.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IPoint.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IPoint.exe 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)
- ipoint.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ipoint.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ipoint.exe IPoint.exe
ipoint.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ipoint.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,417,032 bytes (10% of all these files), 2,118,352 bytes as well as 31 other variants.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). Ipoint.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 38% 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 ipoint.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 ipoint?
|Microsoft IntelliPoint comes with your microsoft mouse |
|this is a file from microsoft to aid the optical wireless mouse |
|Microsoft Intellipoint mouse software |
|It is used for the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 |
|Mouse software for Microsoft mouses |
Summary: 17 users judge ipoint.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted ipoint.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft IntelliPoint or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
To remove IPoint.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft IntelliPoint or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ipoint.exe (IPoint.exe) 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 IPoint.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IPoint.exe 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 ipoint.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.