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What is ipoint.exe?

Part of Microsoft IntelliPoint by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft IntelliPoint is the Microsoft brand software driver for Microsoft's mice. It has been succeeded by Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, which combines IntelliType with IntelliPoint. Depending on the software version and specific mouse product, users can define mouse buttons to run any executable program or file they desire and can even define buttons for different functions in chosen programs. IntelliPoint supports all known Microsoft mice, as well as generic 3/5-button mice.
Description of ipoint.exe from Microsoft
IntelliPoint includes support for the Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and an application to practice using the Microsoft Touch Mouse. With IntelliPoint, setup automatically detects your mouse model. If you have more than one mouse attached to your computer, each mouse model can have different button assignments. The scrolling experience for mice with smooth scroll wheels has been improved in many applications. PS/2 devices are no longer supported in IntelliPoint.
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How does ipoint.exe run?

Process - ipoint.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ipoint.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does ipoint.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - ipoint.exe is registered with the run identifier 'IntelliPoint' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - ipoint.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_IPoint_exe'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - ipoint.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ipoint.exe'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ipoint.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ipoint.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ipoint.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00064% CPU6446.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.09 MB RAM28.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              16 GDI objects10.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft intellipoint\ipoint.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft IntelliPoint?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: ipoint.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft IntelliPoint
Description: IPoint.exe
Version: 2.3.188.0
Product version: 2.3
Size: 2.02 MB
Original file name: IPoint.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 1/22/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0021914729%
Privileged CPU: 0.0015468075%
User CPU: 0.00064466538011%
Privileged CPU time: 7230.69 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 356,463,658
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 121.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 141.12 MB
Paged memory: 6.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 16.38 MB
Paged system memory: 245.76 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.78 KB
Working set memory: 3.7 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.38 MB
Min working set memory: 2.97 MB
Private memory: 6.09 MB
Page faults: 53,098
Page faults /min: 28
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,168
Total read transfer: 563.55 KB
Total other operations: 17,074
Total other transfer: 533.56 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 16
Peak GDI objects: 20
USER objects: 48
Peak USER objects: 106
Resources
Handle count average: 359
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages
dpgcmd.dll
msvcr110.dll
ntdll.dll
dpghnt.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: IPoint.exe
Command: C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe

Scheduled task details

Name: Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ipoint.exe
Command: \Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ipoint.exe

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ipoint.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 7128bc801c1451d460344c4893315265
SHA-1: f94ff0708ece8e248cdaf683c6105d4c6747aaed

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
cfgmgr32.dll
crypt32.dll
dbghelp.dll
gdi32.dll
hid.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcp110.dll
msvcr110.dll
ole32.dll
psapi.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
sqmapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
version.dll
wer.dll
wininet.dll
wintrust.dll
ws2_32.dll
wtsapi32.dll
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