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Process name: Microsoft IntelliPoint Mouse

Product: Maus Treiber

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft

File: point32.exe

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This process implements Microsoft's Intellimouse software. While not needed to get basic mouse functionality in Windows, it is required to access special features such as programmable buttons. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/point32.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of point32.exe: based on 40 votes. Read also the 30 reviews.

701 users ask for this file. 31 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. One user rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about point32.exe:
Microsoft Intellimouse Wheel Support   Alex
Must have for extra button support   none
an optional startup program when installing the intellipoint software, very useless, disable it to save memory  
MS Intellipoint mouse driver   honey
MS Intellimouse Button support: Needede to use extra buttons  
This is a file which gets loaded when you install software i.e intellipoint for microsoft mice. you will find this program/process running in the startup, if you end this process from the task manager it then mouse will work in default mode with basic windows driver. So in order to get the assigned keys work for 5 button mice from microsoft you need point32.exe file/process running which starts automatically in startup and has comein because of intellipoint software from Microsoft.  See also: Link   Jitendra Phulwani
ms intellimouse software  See also: Link   anonymouse ms hardware user
When disabled, cannot use web buttons   k
I would agree that disabling it does also disable the extra features of the MS Mouses. But why does it attempt to "call home" ? Zone Alarm goes ballistic about 8 times a day with this prog attempting to connect to the net.   Random Driver
Microsoft Maus   Wer
The program is needed for proper function of the associated hardware. However, the program does try to use your internet connection and 'phone home', the data it transmits and for what purpose is unknown. A firewall such as zonealarm can block these communications, however, over time the repeated attempts to get out could put a drain on system resources. If the programmable features the driver provides are not needed or important to you I would recommend uninstalling the driver and just using the default driver, or try to find a generic driver that will work with it   anonymouse
so waht if it attempts to call home any firewall will block it and if you don't run a firewall you have more pressing problems than this   mousey
ms intellimouse software   shadow
I have ZoneAlarm too and it doesnt want connect to the internet, maybe just better set up of your firewall   4daPeace
IntelliMouse - also contains auto update, xplains why it is trying to break down my firewall.  
Greatest software I've ever had! Configure it specially for a few games and even apps.   Alex
MS Mouse Driver. Seems to contact MS server. Unknown datatransfer. Any good firewall can block that behaviour.   El Ned
this file is associated with The microsoft for bluetooth, if its stopped the mouse will not respond to the extra buttons. its pretty safe as far as i can see, has not cause any system instability   Trurider
completely harmless. why do you all repeat each others comments?   KaytonK
It's a Microsoft Mouse file. It just exists and causes me no problems. I use Logitech equipment anyway.   creasorjr
It is sending usage data to microsoft server, like that customer improvment thing with msn, but i must say "CONSIPIRACY!"   dan
it's a driver exe   Kic the master
needed to run MS mouse and keyboard special buttons   LoRd
It monitors keyboard input on my pc. This is not a needed funktion of a mouse driver   matt
it uses a driver trsdkd which causes shutdown to hang if you're running a personal firewall like ZoneAlarm.   Techauthor
Yeah I was pretty cautious with this file at the start because I had just gone through a bad case of spy-ware. A system restore after cleaning and other failed attempts seemed to fix the problem. Its just a driver i haven't seen before. Also if you have a type32.exe process running that is for you MS keyboard driver.   Agent SmithAK
If you have a 3-button mouse (ie mouse with wheel) then this program seems to make no difference. Which basically makes it useless to me.   drg
microsoft connect driver.exe  
It causes shutdown to hang since I loaded the Intuos3 tablet   Lars
Onc in awhile, take 99 percent of CPU and slows my machine to a crawl until I end the point32 process. No apparent ill effects in ending it, and I use a 3 button MS mouse.   fire

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