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What is pointerghost.exe?

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How does pointerghost.exe run?

Process - pointerghost.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does pointerghost.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pointerghost.exe is registered with the run identifier 'RainbowPointerGhostV183' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\LifeWorks\iHome Mouse Driver\POINTERGHOST.exe" showhide' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the pointerghost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pointerghost.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pointerghost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU425.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.98 MB RAM27.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
485 GDI objects323.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lifeworks\ihome mouse driver\pointerghost.exe

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pointerghost.exe
Product version:
Size: 4.1 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001033882%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000608625%
User CPU: 0.00004252572194%
Privileged CPU time: 156 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 105.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 119 MB
Paged memory: 5.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.38 MB
Paged system memory: 201.75 KB
Non-paged system memory: 41.81 KB
Working set memory: 17.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 17.21 MB
Min working set memory: 14.48 MB
Private memory: 5.98 MB
Page faults: 9,004
Page faults /min: 4
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 485
Peak GDI objects: 488
USER objects: 38
Peak USER objects: 41
Handle count average: 155
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\LifeWorks\iHome Mouse Driver\POINTERGHOST.exe" showhide

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: RainbowPointerGhostV183
Command: "C:\Program Files\LifeWorks\iHome Mouse Driver\POINTERGHOST.exe" showhide

Image hashes

MD5: 64b72e1b002e4d410724b962289dcbec
SHA-1: 45afa4d8b26258eaf24e07eb332ffb622739d1ea

PE image details

File packed: No
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