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 POINTERGHOST.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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POINTERGHOST.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with POINTERGHOST
POINTERGHOST.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process POINTERGHOST.exe has no data about its author.

Description: POINTERGHOST.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The POINTERGHOST.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,833,792 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 4,832,256 bytes or 4,874,240 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. POINTERGHOST.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). POINTERGHOST.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as POINTERGHOST.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the POINTERGHOST.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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Summary: Average user rating of POINTERGHOST.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks POINTERGHOST.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving POINTERGHOST issues

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