What is grooveex.dll?

Grooveex.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about SharePoint Workspace Extensions.

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Grooveex.dll file information

The process known as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Extensions or Microsoft OneDrive for Business Extensions or Microsoft SkyDrive Pro Extensions or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Office (version 64-bit Components 2010)

belongs to software Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit MUI 2010, 64-bit, 64-bit MUI) 2010, 64-bit MUI 2013, 64-bit MUI, 64-bit MUI) 2013, 64-bit MUI 2007) or Microsoft Office (version 2010, 2013, 365 ProPlus - en-us, 32-bit Components 2013, 365 Home Premium Preview, 365 - en-us, 365 Small Business Premium, 2003 Primary Interop, 365 Home Premium - en-us, 32-bit Components 2016, 64-bit Components 2013, 365 ProPlus Preview, 14 system, 365 - ru-ru, ...) or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010, 2013, 2016) or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft OneDrive for Business (version 2013) or Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Professional (version 2013, 2007) or Microsoft Office Office (version 64-bit Components, 32-bit Components, 32-bit) or Microsoft Office Visio (version 2010) or Microsoft Lync MUI (version 2013) or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI

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Description: Grooveex.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Grooveex.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,221,328 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 4,171,424 bytes and 52 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E or D0498E0A-45B7-42AE-A9AA-ABA463DBD3BF. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. Grooveex.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with grooveex.dll, you may want to remove the entire program Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit Setup or Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit MUI 2010 using Windows Control Panel or turn to the software developer, Microsoft, for advice.

Recommended: Identify grooveex.dll related errors

External information from Tony Klein:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as grooveex.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the grooveex.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SharePoint Workspace Extensions has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

i suspect it might be a virus
Installed by Microsoft Office 2010. Makes the program ready to work with shared documents.
It's part of Office 2010 for Microsoft Groove integration nothing more. I may have clicked "Dangerous" because it's made by microsoft and all their programming is pretty tragic. But definitely not a virus.
Valid digital signiture from Microsoft. Microsoft sharepoint worksspace extentions. Part of Office 2010
It belongs to Microsoft Office. It is the SharePoint Workspace Extension, or SkyDrive Pro Extension. It is needed for document collaboration in teams.
  Ax   (further information)
It has Browser Helper Object (BHO) which is a DLL that allows developers to customize and control Internet Explorer
Not for home users
  John Bull  
Part of Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.
shared extension of office 2010
it has Browser Helper Object (BHO) and acts very trojan-like
Crashes my firefox, windows gives me I/O disk errors, it also spreads to multiple directories which all have a 14 in them, like office14. Spreads to Microsoft Office in program files, and to Common Files folders, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects nothing, but resource monitors shows large reads.

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Summary: Average user rating of grooveex.dll: based on 31 votes with 11 user comments. 19 users think grooveex.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 3 users think grooveex.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade grooveex.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving grooveex issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active grooveex process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the grooveex.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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