What is punto.exe?

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 punto.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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Punto.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with punto
Punto.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Punto Switcher belongs to software Punto Switcher or YANDEX or Sony Picture Utility by unknown.

Description: Punto.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The punto.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 831,272 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 830,248 bytes and 52 more variants. 
Punto.exe is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file has a digital signature. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). Punto.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using punto.exe, you could also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPunto Switcher or YANDEX LLC
  2) ask the software vendor,, for advice
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify punto.exe related errors

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

automatical switcher of keyboard's language
It's in my "start menu", but can't find it anywhere to delete it!!!!
  peter lipinski  

Summary: Average user rating of punto.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think punto.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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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 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 punto.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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