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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #154
United States Rank #78
Reach 3.9257%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.86 days
497.36 days >
Average installed length: 261.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.7.133.0 0.09%
2.6.140.0 0.34%
2.5.166.0 2.88%
2.3.188.0 38.03%
2.3.145.0 0.48%
2.2.173.0 31.81%
2.1.177.0 12.06%
2.0.162.0 7.81%
2.0.161.0 1.99%
1.1.500.0 4.51%

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Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center

What is Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center?  (from Microsoft)

Mouse and Keyboard Center helps you personalize and customize how you work on your PC. Tailor your mouse and keyboard to meet your unique needs and work style. Modify your mouse and keyboard settings to make it easier to use the unique features of most PC apps. View and change basic and application-specific settings ...  Read more

Overview

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.3.188.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is ipoint.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.2 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 76.07 MB (79,766,095 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 69% of users of Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\setup.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 76.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center

Program executable:ipoint.exe
Name:Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
IPoint.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe
MD5:f6c021f84f522992224bc24be72f80f7
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...
Additional files:
  • DeviceCenterResources.dll - Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center Resources
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • btwizard.exe - Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
  • cplredirector.dll - cplredirector
  • DeviceCenter.exe
  • dpgcmd.dll
  • GestureEngine.dll
  • ipcplact.dll
  • itype.exe
  • mhook.dll
  • Microsoft.DeviceCenter.Interop.dll
  • mousinfo.exe
  • mskey.exe
  • Setup.exe
  • Setupres.dll
  • srres.dll
  • TouchMousePractice.exe - Microsoft IntelliPoint (Touch Mouse)
  • SQMAPI.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DeviceCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F47BCC72-CA61-46D4-9AA7-FB4CD0990C8C}' (runs on registration).
  • ipoint.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F56C546-CBB4-4C62-B6C1-BDC3F22CE83B}' (runs on registration).
  • itype.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_itype_exe' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ipoint.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ipoint.exe.
  • itype.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_itype.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ipoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IntelliPoint' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe".
  • itype.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IntelliType Pro' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\itype.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ipoint.exe
Memory:6.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0098036031%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00663648%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00316713%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:107,026
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:5
70 average
I/O reads/min:864 Bytes
435.61 KB average
itype.exe
Memory:10.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0002102091%
Kernel CPU:0.00013209%
User CPU:0.00007812%
CPU cycles/sec:560,370
Switches/sec:2
I/O reads/min:227 Bytes

How do I remove Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.84%
Windows 8 35.99%
Windows XP 0.13%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.88%
Windows 7 Professional 14.49%
Windows 8.1 13.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.79%
Windows 10 Home 4.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.40%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  Canada 5.75%
  Australia 3.73%
  Germany 1.35%
  Israel 1.20%
  Greece 1.03%
  Netherlands 0.67%
  New Zealand 0.66%
  South Africa 0.60%
  Sweden 0.60%
  India 0.52%
  Brazil 0.48%
  Romania 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.07%
Dell 25.89%
Acer 12.17%
ASUS 9.03%
Toshiba 8.88%
GIGABYTE 6.32%
Lenovo 4.38%
Samsung 2.72%
Intel 2.02%
Alienware 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.50%
ASUS All Series 4.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.35%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.27%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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