What is SetPoint.exe?

The genuine SetPoint.exe file is a software component of Logitech SetPoint by Logitech.
"SetPoint.exe" is Logitech's control software for their wired and wireless keyboards and pointing devices. While basic functions on their peripherals work without Logitech drivers, special features will not. At Windows startup, SetPoint always loads together with "KHALMNPR.exe" but only it resides in "C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\". It can be removed by using the Control Panel to start the Logitech SetPoint uninstaller program. Multiple users have complained about the CPU and memory usage of these two programs, sometimes randomly peaking at 99 percent, drastically slowing a system. Founded in 1981 in Apples, Switzerland, Logitech has offices in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and distributes computer peripheral products through retail channels and top-tier PC makers in over 100 countries.

SetPoint stands for Logitech SetPoint Event Manager

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 SetPoint.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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SetPoint.exe file information

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

The process known as Logitech SetPoint Event Manager (UNICODE) or Logitech SetPoint Event Manager or Logitech EventMgr belongs to software Logitech SetPoint or Productivity Software Common Files or Battlefield Heroes by Logitech (

Description: SetPoint.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SetPoint.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—common is C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 692,224 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 805,392 bytes and 45 more variants. 
The SetPoint.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. SetPoint.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with SetPoint.exe, you can also use the software publisher’s support, check the vendor’s website for a newer version or uninstall Logitech SetPoint or SetPoint software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify SetPoint.exe related errors

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

@mennikatz - i have been getting the BSOD periodically. I run Malwarebytes so i decided to uninstall setpoint.exe. i will update this if the BSOD stops
Yes, it's Logitech's file, in C:\Progr... folder. But: why do it want to listen to the Net? I stopped this behavior through the (Comodo) Firewall. In my opinion, mouse driver must drive a mouse, not send data about me to Logitech (and who else yet...?).
It anticipates my cursor placement where obvious as in checking an okay button.
  Eh Yeahbut  
Fights with Malwarebytes security software, causes computer to freeze up. Mouse & keyboard work without it, you jut lose fancy features.
win7 x64 prevents MS Mappoint from running
It's harmless - download the installer file from Logitech and reinstall it. Game over.
i agree with "microbaker". my pc WAS infected exactly same symptoms. try to locate the setpoint.exe, delete and weinstall logitech's original one.
This and The logitech event manager causes my left arrow key to report as depressed. I kill the app and it goes back to normal
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Summary: Average user rating of SetPoint.exe: based on 57 votes with 9 reviews. 31 users think SetPoint.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 15 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. One user thinks SetPoint.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 6 users don't grade SetPoint.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SetPoint issues

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