What is ofps.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 ofps.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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Ofps.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ofps
Ofps.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OmniForm Printer belongs to software OmniForm Printer or OmniForm Premium by ScanSoft (

Description: Ofps.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ofps.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes or 47,104 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. Ofps.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also turn to the software developer, Scansoft, for advice, update the program to the latest version or uninstall OmniForm Premium or OmniForm software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify ofps.exe related errors

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

Bei uns ist ofps.exe ein Programm von OmniForm, Scansoft
Installed by OmniForm/Scansoft software. Mine came from the Brother MFC software suite using Paperport.
  emn   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ofps.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ofps.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ofps issues

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