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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,715
United States Rank #8,424
Reach 0.3943%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.09 days
504.17 days >
Average installed length: 264.90 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.01% 0.30% 0.06%
3.0.337.0 0.10% 1.03% 1.00% 0.48% 3.94% 50.34% 2.38% 19.79% 9.29% 6.52% 1.83%
1.1.500.0 2.90%

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Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center

What is Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-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


Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 79.44 MB (83,294,714 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 77% of users of Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\setup.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 79.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center

  • MouseKeyboardCenterResources.dll - Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center Resources (MouseKeyboardCenterResources)
  • Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll - Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • btwizard.exe - Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
  • CEIP.exe - CEIP
  • cplredirector.dll - cplredirector
  • dpgcmd.dll
  • GestureEngine.dll
  • ipcplact.dll
  • ipoint.exe
  • itype.exe
  • mhook.dll
  • Microsoft.MouseKeyboardCenter.Interop.dll - Microsoft.MouseKeyboardCenter.Interop
  • MouseKeyboardCenter.exe
  • mousinfo.exe
  • mskey.exe
  • Setup.exe
  • Setupres.dll - Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center
  • srres.dll
  • TouchMousePractice.exe - TouchMousePractice
  • TouchMousePracticeResources.dll - TouchMousePracticeResources
  • api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll - ApiSet Stub DLL
  • api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • MouseKeyboardCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C52D93C8-EDB7-4989-AAD7-0049CC474301}' (runs on registration).
  • itype.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_itype_exe' (runs on registration).
  • ipoint.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_ipoint_exe' (runs on registration).
  • Setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C58F880F-1DA8-4F0E-BF11-571F60143ECF}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • itype.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_itype_exe.
  • ipoint.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_ipoint_exe.
  • CEIP.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ceip.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • MouseKeyboardCenter.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'DeviceCenterSetup' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\mousekeyboardcenter.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ipoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Microsoft_MKC_Logon_Task_ipoint' 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 Mouse and Keyboard Center\itype.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • itype.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\itype.exe'.
  • ipoint.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010583876%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00066888%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00038951%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,209,261
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:482 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:8.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0010525939%
Kernel CPU:0.00045082%
User CPU:0.00060178%
CPU cycles/sec:231,444
I/O reads/min:396 Bytes
Total CPU:0.8243768262%
Kernel CPU:0.33332388%
User CPU:0.49105295%

How do I remove Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center?

You can uninstall Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft-Maus- und Tastatur-Center, 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-Maus- und Tastatur-Center.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.71%
Windows 10 40.25%
Windows XP 0.03%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.95%
Windows 7 Professional 14.36%
Windows 8.1 13.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.01%
Windows 10 Home 7.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.44% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 77.44%
  Austria 11.38%
  United States 6.16%
  Switzerland 2.29%
  Netherlands 0.53%
  United Kingdom 0.26%
  France 0.25%
  Spain 0.21%
  Luxembourg 0.21%
  Italy 0.17%
  Belgium 0.08%
  Czech Republic 0.08%
  Hungary 0.06%
  Croatia 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.38%
Medion 21.42%
Hewlett-Packard 12.92%
ASUS 10.59%
Dell 9.87%
Samsung 4.07%
Lenovo 3.88%
Intel 1.31%
Toshiba 1.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.80%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.95%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.07%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.84%
MEDION MS-7848 2.73%

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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