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What is OffSpon.EXE?

OffSpon.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 OffSpon.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.

OffSpon.EXE file information

OffSpon.EXE does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: OffSpon.EXE is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. OffSpon.EXE is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 0 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/offspon.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Note: File does not exist any longer. The OffSpon.EXE file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify OffSpon.EXE related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as OffSpon.EXE. Therefore, you should check the OffSpon.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

iam unable to close this window
when I try to shut my computer, it could not, because OFFSpon program is still operating. I don't know where to look for it. It just appeared in my computer today. The computer recomended a forced shutdown. My computer is newly purchased and has McAfee anti-virus wares..
  romeo sanga  
It prevented me from shutting down windows, froze my comp.
  Max Walker  
offspon.exe is a component of Microsoft Office Starter Edition. It is the component that pulls down the advertisements that are presented to users of the free ad-supported Starter edition. It is considered malware by some anti-viruses and firewalls because it acts like malware, not because they recognize it as malware.
  Geek Prophet  
part of MS OfficeStarter 2010
    (further information)
Same conclusion as Geek Prophet. Open Word or Excel Starter, open task manager, kill the process, and look the ad reset. The process will start again when you alt-tab to word/excel.
MS Office. Came up when I start MS office (think it pulls the ads)
  Bop Hope  
Sometimes demands connection to web for excel & Word
  Not consistantly  
It came up when I started excel. told firewall to deny acces.
appears when I try and shut down computer. I rate it as an annoyance. Thanks for info about origin.
  Serena DuBois  
preventing my laptop from shutdown

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of OffSpon.EXE: based on 12 votes with 11 user comments.
One user thinks OffSpon.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks OffSpon.EXE is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade OffSpon.EXE ("not sure about it").

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