What is mouhid?

The genuine mouhid.sys file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft.
A standard USB mouse driver, this file allows the operating system to interface with the mouse. Mouhid.sys is included in versions of Microsoft Windows starting with XP. Older computers have had compatibility issues with this driver if a PS2 ports are present on the computer.

MouHID stands for Mouse Human Interface Device

Mouhid.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if mouhid.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Mouhid.sys file information

The process known as HID Mouse Filter Driver belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original mouhid.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. Mouhid.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 12,160 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The mouhid.sys file is a Microsoft signed file. mouhid.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify mouhid.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as mouhid.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the mouhid.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Saitek M80X Wireless Notebook Mouse
i need it to install logitech laser mouse
I've got the window that states the file mouhid.sys on (unknown) is needed. I was able to fixed it by re-installing the driver.
1. no keep pairing and auto off when sleep blutooth mouse, 2. auto install when registered mouse if request connection for the bluetooth mouse by presse switch of bottom without manual install for the blutooth device.
  KY Lee from Korea  

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Summary: Average user rating of mouhid.sys: based on 9 votes with 4 user comments. 6 users think mouhid.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving mouhid issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mouhid. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mouhid.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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