What does the SetPoint.exe file do?
The SetPoint.exe process is also known as Logitech SetPoint Event Manager (UNICODE) or, as the case may be, Logitech EventMgr and is a part of Logitech SetPoint or, as the case may be, Productivity Software Common Files. This software is produced by Logitech (www.logitech.com). An obsolete or defective version of SetPoint.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Logitech SetPoint Event Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Logitech SetPoint Event Manager 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)
- SetPoint.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SetPoint.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SetPoint.exe Logitech SetPoint Event Manager
SetPoint.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SetPoint.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\Windows - often C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 692,224 bytes (15% of all these files), 805,392 bytes as well as 39 other variants.
The SetPoint file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. For this reason, 50% 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 SetPoint.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 SetPoint?
|used by logitech wireless keyboard and/or mouse software |
|It is in the System32 folder. It communicates with a server on the net. |
|Used for custom settings for Logitech mouse and keyboards |
|It modifies the Logitech Mice and keyboards. It is not at all dangerous. (further information...) |
|If it's in System32 it's dangerous, if it's in C:/Program etc.. it's the Logitech keyboard/mouse driver and therefor perfectly safe |
Summary: 29 users judge SetPoint.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted SetPoint.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Logitech SetPoint or Productivity Software Common Files
To remove Logitech SetPoint Event Manager 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 Logitech SetPoint or Productivity Software Common Files in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SetPoint.exe (Logitech SetPoint Event Manager) 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 Logitech SetPoint Event Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech SetPoint Event Manager 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 SetPoint.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.