What is mousehid.exe?

The genuine mousehid.exe file is a software component of MouseHid Application by Genius KYE System Corp..
The source of "Mousehid.exe" appears to be Genius KYE System Corp. of Taiwan and China, which manufactures mice, gaming mice, keyboards and other peripherals worldwide, often as "white-label" products appearing under other names, such as Powerlogic. It installs in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", most often named "\USB Optical Mouse\USB Optical Mouse", although "\Gaming Mouse" is also mentioned. It can be uninstalled by selecting "USB Optical Mouse" or "Gaming Mouse" in the Control Panel's "Uninstall" applet. It is a component of driver software for gaming mice; the "-hid" refers to "HID", a Microsoft standard for drivers for Human Interface Devices, a broad and expanding category including mice and keyboards.

MouseHID stands for Mouse HID-compliant Application

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 mousehid.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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Mousehid.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mousehid
Mousehid.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MouseHid MFC Application or mousehid MFC Application belongs to software MouseHid Application or mousehid Application or Alien G9 Gaming Mouse or AQUILA-X Gaming Mouse by KYE Genius.

Description: Mousehid.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mousehid.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 245,248 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 749,568 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Mousehid.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of USB Optical Mouse or GamingMouse (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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


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Best practices for resolving mousehid issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mousehid. 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 mousehid.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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