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What is onenotem.exe?

Onenotem.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 onenotem.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.

Onenotem.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Office OneNote Quick Launcher or Microsoft OneNote Quick Launcher or Send to OneNote Tool

belongs to software Microsoft Office OneNote (version 2003, 2007) or Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit, 64-bit MUI 2007) or Microsoft Office Home and or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Enterprise (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Home and Student (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Single Image (version 2010) or Microsoft Office (version 365 Home Premium - en-us, 365 Home Premium Preview, 2003 Primary) or Microsoft Office Ultimate (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Office (version 64-bit Components) or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010)

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Onenotem.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. onenotem.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - mostly C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 97,680 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 98,632 bytes and 17 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/onenotem.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The onenotem.exe file is digitally signed. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 or Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit Setup.

Recommended: Identify onenotem.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch" can run at start up. ONENOTEM.EXE is a part of the note taking program that ships with Microsoft Office 2003. It's required for the side note windows to work

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as onenotem.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the onenotem.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

Part of Microsoft Office
  Ben!   (further information)
MS OneNote 2003 startup file for systray icon.
  Ryan SM  
Belongs to the Microsoft program One Note.
  Jørgen Michalow  
It is used for One Note a programm on the office suite 2007 and perhaps also of other versions of the office suite
runs in background, allowing OneNote to open when you press WINDOWS-SHIFT-N.

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Summary: Average user rating of onenotem.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments.
6 users think onenotem.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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