What is ocraware.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 ocraware.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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Ocraware.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ocraware
Ocraware.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OCRAWARE.EXE belongs to software OmniPage Limited Edition or WordScan by Caere ( or Calera Recognition Systems.

Description: Ocraware.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ocraware.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\ (common is c:\oplimit\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 51,360 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 51,216 bytes or 47,840 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, win.ini). Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ocraware.exe. Therefore, you should check the ocraware.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

seems to belongs to OmniPage (OCR software)
  Matt B . /B  
Die Datei OCRAWARE.EXE lässt sich nicht in den Quarantäneordner verschieben, ist also "löschresistent", was mir verdächtig vorkommt. Bei dem versuch kommt die Fehlermeldung: GetRegKey
Ocraware.exe ist ein gefährliches "Programm" , es schadet dem Rechner. !!Löschen!!
This is causing major problems on my computer. I need to have it removed asap.

Summary: Average user rating of ocraware.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks ocraware.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ocraware issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ocraware. 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 ocraware.exe 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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