What is punto.bat?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the punto.bat 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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Punto.bat file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which punto.bat is associated.

Description: Punto.bat is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The punto.bat file is located in the "C:\Program Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 113 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 120 bytes, 114 bytes or 115 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The punto.bat file is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The punto.bat file is not a Windows system file. punto.bat appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

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If punto.bat is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 134 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 113 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The punto.bat file is not a Windows core file. punto.bat appears to be a compressed file.

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

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