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What is excel.exe?

Excel.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if excel.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Excel.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Office Excel or Microsoft Excel

belongs to software Microsoft Office (version 2003, 2003 Web) or Microsoft Office XP or Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit MUI 2007) or Microsoft Office Professional or Microsoft Office Access Setup or 2007 Microsoft Office system or Microsoft Office PowerPoint or Microsoft Office Small Business (version 2007)

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Excel.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file excel.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 10,073,144 bytes and 14 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/excel.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. The excel.exe file is not a Windows core file. Excel.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could completely remove Microsoft Office Professional or Microsoft Office XP (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify excel.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as excel.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the excel.exe 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

Excel Program files that compute problems etc.
  Luis De La Rosa  
C'est l'exécutable principal du logiciel Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel est un tableur. Il permet en particulier de manipuler des grilles sur lesquelles peuvent s'effectuer différents calculs. Il fait partie de la suite Microsoft Office.
  Dr. Ashley   (further information)
is a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X
  Mike   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of excel.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think excel.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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