What is Office.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 Office.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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Office.exe file information

The process known as Svchost.exe or Portable Office (version 2003 container) belongs to software propaganda or Projekt1 or stub by The Devil or BiZe.

Description: Office.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Office.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Winlogon\Shell, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Office.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name Office.exe, for example Worm.Win32.VB.aye (detected by Kaspersky), and Worm:Win32/Autorun.HA (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Office.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

installed by a cracked version of winrar 3.50
its ruuning in process, generating more exe files
office.exe is a process which is registered as Lovgate Worm. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment. The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.
  Alex   (further information)
Nach Installation von Open Office 3.3.0 erscheinen trotz deaktivierung von Autom. Updates und Autoschnellstart im Task Manager die Dateien: office.exe und office.bin, ein Löschen dieser ist zwecklos weil sie kurz darauf wieder eingetragen werden.
  Peter Martin  

Summary: Average user rating of Office.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks Office.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 2 users think Office.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Office issues

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