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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,086
United States Rank #2,881
Reach 0.1317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.78 days
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Average installed length: 136.09 days


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Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.1

What is Microsoft IntelliPoint?

IntelliPoint is the Microsoft brand software driver for Microsoft's mice. Software features may only be available with certain mice models. (Button options are specific to the selected model.) Depending on the software version and specific mouse product, users can define mouse buttons to run any executable program or file they desire (or a control key + letter combination) and can even define buttons for different functions in chosen programs.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is ipoint.exe. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 47.74 MB (50,056,045 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /I {3ED4AD02-F631-4A4C-AAC8-2325996E5A56}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 47.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.1

Program executable:ipoint.exe
Name:Microsoft IntelliPoint
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft intellipoint\ipoint.exe
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:
  • btwizard.exe - Microsoft IntelliType Pro / IntelliPoint
  • dpgcmd.dll
  • dpgmkb.dll
  • dpgupdateinstall.exe
  • DPLaunch.exe
  • qs.exe - QSettings.exe
  • sqwiz.exe
  • srres.dll
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • dpupdchk.exe - Microsoft IntelliPoint
  • GestureEngine.dll
  • ipcoin4.dll
  • ipcplact.dll
  • ipcplbtn.dll
  • ipcplsens.dll
  • ipcpltouch.dll - ipcpltouch
  • ipcpltouchmouse.dll - ipcpltouchMouse
  • ipcpltouchstrip.dll - ipcpltouchstrip
  • ipcplwhl.dll
  • ipcplwir.dll
  • ipres.dll
  • mhook.dll
  • mousinfo.exe
  • point32.dll
  • point32.exe
  • TouchMousePractice.exe - Touch Mouse
  • TouchMousePracticeResources.dll
  • WPFToolkit.dll - WPF Toolkit
  • SQMAPI.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • TouchMousePractice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C214211F-3ABC-4B7F-90BE-E81884B8BD48}' (runs on registration).
  • DPLaunch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2F485F9D-44CB-49A2-B678-55CD36EBA28A}' (runs on registration).
  • ipoint.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_IPoint_exe' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ipoint.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ipoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipoint.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010981147%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00060994%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00048818%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:209,783
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:360 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:4.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0000087710%
Kernel CPU:0.00000723%
User CPU:0.00000154%
Memory:7.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0004603524%
Kernel CPU:0.00028841%
User CPU:0.00017194%
I/O reads/min:39 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Microsoft IntelliPoint?

You can uninstall Microsoft IntelliPoint 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 IntelliPoint.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.80%
Windows 10 7.12%
Windows Vista 1.12%
Windows XP 0.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.80%
Windows 7 Professional 13.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.67%
Windows 10 Home 4.72%
Windows 7 Starter 1.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.16%
  Canada 5.63%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  Germany 3.96%
  Australia 3.35%
  France 2.80%
  Italy 1.83%
  Israel 1.19%
  Brazil 1.05%
  Austria 0.89%
  Greece 0.75%
  Japan 0.75%
  Portugal 0.58%
  Taiwan 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.66%
Dell 23.62%
Acer 14.72%
Toshiba 13.01%
ASUS 5.48%
Samsung 3.99%
Intel 2.45%
Sony 1.88%
Lenovo 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.63%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.55%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.24%

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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