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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 #13,867
United States Rank #25,723
Reach 0.0217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.87 days
704.21 days >
Average installed length: 370.01 days


VersionDistribution 97.62% 2.38%

Punto Switcher 3.2.8

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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 programs's main executable is punto.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 10.36 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. 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 10. While about 51% of users of Punto Switcher come from Russia, it is also popular in UA and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: punto.yandex.ru
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

Program executable:punto.exe
Name:Punto Switcher
Signed by:OOO Yandex
Path:C:\Program Files\yandex\punto switcher\punto.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • 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

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

How do I remove Punto Switcher?

Quickly and completely remove Punto Switcher 3.2.8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.57%
Windows 10 29.22%
Windows XP 8.55%
Windows Vista 1.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.10%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.10%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.58% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 50.58%
  UA 19.03%
  United States 14.62%
  Germany 3.94%
  BY 2.55%
  Sweden 1.86%
  Poland 1.62%
  Kazakstan 1.16%
  CY 0.70%
  Latvia 0.46%
  Austria 0.46%
  Spain 0.46%
  Israel 0.46%
  Canada 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.59%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Samsung 12.50%
Dell 8.33%
Lenovo 6.48%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Alienware 2.31%
Intel 1.39%
Sahara 1.39%
Toshiba 1.39%
Common models
Gigabyte B85M-D2V 13.02%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.96%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.37%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.78%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.78%


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