What does the MouseElf.exe file do?
The MouseElf.exe process is also known as The Mouse main program or, as the case may be, Genius NetScroll + Series Mouse Drivers and is a part of Scroll Mouse or, as the case may be, TwinTouch (Version 16e). This software is produced by Genius (www.geniusnet.com). An obsolete or defective version of MouseElf.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- The Mouse main program has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- The Mouse main program 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)
- MouseElf.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MouseElf.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MouseElf.exe The Mouse main program
MouseElf.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. MouseElf.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 188,416 bytes (25% of all these files), 196,608 bytes, 438,364 bytes or, as the case may be, 151,552 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. For this reason, 79% 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 MouseElf.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 MouseElf?
|came with genius gaming mouse |
|not compatible with Logitech PS/2 3 button scroll mouse with Acer (KYE) optical PowerScroll Eye USB mouse; may cause erratic cursor behavior in one or other or both |
Summary: One user judges MouseElf.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Scroll Mouse or TwinTouch
To remove The Mouse main program 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 Scroll Mouse or TwinTouch in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if MouseElf.exe (The Mouse main program) 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 The Mouse main program. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for The Mouse main program 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 MouseElf.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.