Is point32.exe safe?
Point32.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if point32.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Point32.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft IntelliPoint or Cursor features application file belongs to software Microsoft IntelliPoint or Microsoft Pointing Device Software or ZyGoVideo or foobar2000 or Starry Night Enthusiast or Strata RenderPro or www.microsoft.com/isapi/redi or Pinnacle MPEG Realtime Codec by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Point32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. point32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\ or C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 176,128 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 204,800 bytes and 9 more variants.
Point32.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is able to record keyboard inputs. Point32.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall the program Microsoft IntelliPoint, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads to update it, go to support.microsoft.com/kb/258785 for support, or go to Microsoft IntelliPoint in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.
Recommended: Identify point32.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "IntelliPoint" can run at start up. Microsoft Intellipoint software for their Intellimouse series of mice - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as point32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the point32.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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