What is ipoint.exe?

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 ipoint.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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Ipoint.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ipoint
Ipoint.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IPoint.exe belongs to software Microsoft IntelliPoint or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center or Microsoft IntelliPoint / IntelliType Pro or IntelliType/IntelliType Pro by Microsoft (

Description: Ipoint.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ipoint.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,118,352 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 2,417,032 bytes and 33 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The ipoint.exe file is digitally signed. The program is not visible. Ipoint.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ipoint.exe, you can visit the support page, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall Microsoft IntelliPoint software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ipoint.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ipoint.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

I think iPoint.exe is a nuisance at best and possibly a Trojan at worst, so I would recommend removing/disabling it.
  Phillip Holmes  
I've had issues with the cursor freezing in Windows 10. So far, they seem to have been resolved by running ipoint in Windows 7 compatibility mode. I'll probably uninstall it completely.
Has stolen info from me and has been removed by my antivirus but keeps coming back,
For no reason, in my Win8 touchscreen laptop, scrolling started going left and right randomly. It felt as my laptop was remote controlled. I kill iPoint.exe, it stopped.
I have a microsoft mouse and decided to take the update once it was plugged in. Never had an issue with it but it is a process hog
I have MS Wheel mouse Optical USB. Eats up memory and causes mouse to run around screen with no input. I disabled it knowing Malewarebytes did not find it to be of any danger.
Harmless, used for allocating special commands for microsoft mice/keyboards to programmable keys.
It's a part of Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. You can kill it if you don't own a Microsoft Mouse.
  Erman Sayın  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ipoint.exe: based on 45 votes with 9 reviews. 23 users think ipoint.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 6 users think ipoint.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ipoint issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ipoint. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ipoint.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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