What is Apoint.exe?

Apoint.exe is part of Alps Pointing-device Driver and developed by Alps Electric Co., Ltd. according to the Apoint.exe version information.

Apoint.exe's description is "Alps Pointing-device Driver"

Apoint.exe is digitally signed by ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD..

Apoint.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about Apoint.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on Apoint.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAlps Pointing-device Driver
Company nameAlps Electric Co., Ltd.
File descriptionAlps Pointing-device Driver
Internal nameAlps Pointing-device Driver
Original filenameApoint.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 1999-2016 Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Product version8, 1, 1601, 155
File version8, 1, 1601, 155

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAlps Pointing-device Driver
Company nameAlps Electric Co., Ltd.
File descriptionAlps Pointing-device Driver
Internal nameAlps Pointing-device Driver
Original filenameApoint.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 1999-2016 Alps Electri..
Product version8, 1, 1601, 155
File version8, 1, 1601, 155

Digital signatures [?]

Apoint.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0a7ba6388eb465158295051d1d31101c

VirusTotal report

None of the 68 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the Apoint.exe file.

None of the 68 anti-virus programs detected the Apoint.exe file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

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        "C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\Sorting\\sortdefault.nls"
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        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Controls Folder\\Mouse\\shellex\\PropertySheetHandlers\\Alps 1Apoint Page",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Alps\\Apoint",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\IBM\\IBM ThinkPad UltraNav TrayIcon\\Path"
    ],
    "mutex": [
        "AlpsPointEuropa"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "\\OEM_ID",
        "\\SupportFunctionTab",
        "\\UseBtnMessageVersion",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
        "\\SeparateResourceFlag",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control\\Nls\\ExtendedLocale\\en-US",
        "\\UseCustomGUI",
        "\\SupportLanguage",
        "\\DisableForceOffClickLock",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control\\Nls\\CustomLocale\\en-US"
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        "kernel32.dll",
        "C:\\Windows\\system32\\VXDIF.DLL"
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Generic

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Signatures

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Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

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Screenshots

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5c3d40828ed7f2a061615dd87c462a623
SHA2561607022e28d94ea49565aa2ee9185930a054325cecd9f38b6f5b11743d0e3f4d

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to apoint.exe:

apoint.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

apoint.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Alps Pointing-device Driver has stopped working.

End Program - apoint.exe. This program is not responding.

apoint.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

apoint.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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A screenshot of FreeFixer's scan result.Hi, my name is Roger Karlsson. I've been running this website since 2006. I want to let you know about the FreeFixer program. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that analyzes your system and let you manually identify unwanted programs. Once you've identified some malware files, FreeFixer is pretty good at removing them. You can download FreeFixer here. It runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/2008/2016/2019/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Supports both 32- and 64-bit Windows.

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