What is endpoint.exe?

The genuine endpoint.exe file is a software component of Ixia Performance Endpoint for Windows by Ixia.
Endpoint.exe is an executable file that runs the client side of the Ixia Performance Endpoint program, an application that tests the Ping and Trace of data packets over a computer network. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Ixia Performance Endpoint program is used in conjunction with Qcheck, a tool to measure network performance. The program can determine network speed between 2 points or from a 3rd person point of view. It is used to troubleshoot sluggish network speeds and performance problems. The program has the ability to be run remotely. It is developed for the Windows platform. Ixia is an American company that originally offered IP/Ethernet testing technology. It acquired Catapult Communications in June 2009 and established itself as a provider of wired and wireless services. Ixia further increased its software testing capabilities through the acquisition of VeriWave, a Wi-Fi testing company, in July, 2011. It currently earns over $400 million in annual revenue and employs over 1700 people. Ixia was founded by Errol Ginsberg and Joel Weissberger in 1997, and is headquartered in Calabasas, California, USA.

Endpoint stands for Performance Endpoint

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the endpoint.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Endpoint.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with endpoint
Endpoint.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Performance Endpoint belongs to software Ixia Endpoint for Windows or NetIQ Endpoint or Ixia Performance Endpoint for or Performance Endpoint or Ixia Performance Endpoint for Windows by Ixia ( or NetIQ (

Description: Endpoint.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The endpoint.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 700,492 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 561,212 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with endpoint.exe, you may want to do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as endpoint.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the endpoint.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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).
  Mark Fahy   (further information)
IXIA TCP/IP Test Module
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Network Performance Test Module
  Guenther H. Schreiner   (further information)
Norton identified it as 'suspicious', but a 'cloud' scan couldn't determine if it was dangerous

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Summary: Average user rating of endpoint.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think endpoint.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving endpoint issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with endpoint. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the endpoint.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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