What is groove.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the groove.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Groove.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with groove
Groove.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace or Microsoft Office Groove

belongs to software Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit) or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Enterprise or Microsoft Office Professional (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Ultimate (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Access Setup

by Microsoft (

Description: Groove.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The groove.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 337,264 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. Groove.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  • visit the support page
  • uninstall the software Microsoft Office Groove MUI 2010 or Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit Setup using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify groove.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as groove.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the groove.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

groove.exe belongs to Groove Virtual Office developed by Groove Networks, Inc. "Groove Virtual Office uses a peer-to-peer networking model to connect users in Groove Workspaces. In these workspaces geographically dispersed coworkers can do almost everything they could do in the same office. They can hold online meetings, store files and folders, save threaded discussions, scribble on whiteboards, share calendars, and track project information and timelines." Formerly by Groove Networks - now owned by Microsoft and part of MS Office
It's to share information, Programs, etc with other Local Network Members,
Part of MS Office for some versions already. Still there in Off. 2013 and called Microsoft Skydrive Pro
  Roelof Smelt  
Is now formally called "OneDrive for Business" and could be used for cloud storage on your computer.
  NIcholas Weber  
Microsoft OneDrive for Business
Groove.exe seems to be the core executable for Microsoft OneDrive for business under Windows 10. This in itself appears to be an unstable service when compared to the previous version - unsure if the problems came at Win 10 or the 2016 version of Office 365
next to useless and very harmful

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of groove.exe: based on 12 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think groove.exe 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. 3 users think groove.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving groove issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with groove. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the groove.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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