Is point32.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of point32.exe:









File purpose and description:

Point32.exe is a file that was most likely on your pc since the day your purchased your computer. Make sure the file is not misspelled as spyware writers use similiar spelling on various known spyware modules! Also check the actual disk location listed below, to verify it is in the proper location. Point32.exe is part of the Microsoft system and the name of this file is Microsoft Intellimouse Monitor. This file was also much more common on older systems pre-XP, but is still found today. The main purpose of this file is to add functionality to your system tray icon for accessing this. This program is considered to be safe, and is not considered to be adware, spyware, or malware, etc. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
point32.exe

File type:
This is an executable program file.

File or folder location:
Point32 is located in your windows folder or your windows\system32 folder. It may also be located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, point32.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of point32.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!