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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,373
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 144.36 days
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Average installed length: 413.53 days


VersionDistribution 97.22% 2.78%

Punto Switcher 3.2.8

What is Punto Switcher?  (from Yandex)

Punto Switcher - a program that monitors the keyboard layout. She knows that «ghbdtn» - a "hello" and "pschschv schktshtp" - is «good morning»


Punto Switcher 3.2.8 is a program developed by Yandex. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 1.79 MB (1,875,968 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Punto Switcher come from Russia, it is also popular in UA and BY.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\yandex\punto switcher\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E08ED765-63D3-4B35-B941-E1D2D544AC48}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Punto Switcher 3.2.8

  • diary.dll - Punto Switcher (Punto Switcher Diary Library)
  • diary.exe
  • layouts.exe
  • ps64ldr.exe - Punto Switcher Loader for Win64
  • pshook.dll - Punto Switcher hook module
  • pshook64.dll
  • punto.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • punto.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{559E588A-C939-4CB6-8192-3D3101C7461C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001604334%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014491%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001553%
0.015104% average
Memory:10.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0008496422%
Kernel CPU:0.00051390%
User CPU:0.00033574%

How do I remove Punto Switcher?

Quickly and completely remove Punto Switcher 3.2.8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Punto Switcher 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 Punto Switcher 3.2.8, 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 Punto Switcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.27%
Windows 8 24.38%
Windows XP 10.19%
Windows Vista 2.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.43%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.38% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 65.38%
  UA 21.79%
  BY 3.53%
  United States 2.24%
  Kazakstan 1.28%
  CY 0.96%
  Latvia 0.64%
  Spain 0.64%
  Israel 0.64%
  Canada 0.64%
  RS 0.32%
  Australia 0.32%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.32%
  Turkey 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.86%
ASUS 15.70%
Hewlett-Packard 15.70%
Samsung 12.21%
Dell 9.30%
Lenovo 8.72%
American Megatrends 4.65%
Sahara 1.74%
Toshiba 1.74%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
Gigabyte B85M-D2V 6.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.31%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.31%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 2.31%


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