What does the itype.exe file do?
The itype.exe process is also known as IType.exe and is a part of Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center or, as the case may be, Microsoft IntelliType Pro. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of itype.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IType.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IType.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)
- itype.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module itype.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about itype.exe IType.exe
itype.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file itype.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,487,568 bytes (17% of all these files), 1,491,664 bytes as well as 36 other variants.
Itype.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Itype.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 36% 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 itype.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 itype?
|Microsoft Intelltype keyboard software |
|Microsoft IntelliType Pro (Keyboard driver) |
|Downloadable driver from Microsoft for the Microsoft Wireless Keyboards (further information...) |
|Software for Windows Keyboard |
|its a keyboard driver |
Summary: 12 users judge itype.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted itype.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center or Microsoft IntelliType Pro
To remove IType.exe 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 Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center or Microsoft IntelliType Pro in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if itype.exe (IType.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 IType.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IType.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 itype.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.