What is Opware14.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 Opware14.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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Opware14.exe file information

The process known as OCR Aware (version (32-bit)) belongs to software ScanSoft OmniPage Pro or OmniPage Pro by ScanSoft (

Description: Opware14.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Opware14.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 57,344 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The Opware14.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Opware14.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ ScanSoft OmniPage Pro.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Opware14.exe. Therefore, you should check the Opware14.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

ScanSoft OmniPage Pro v14
This file caused my MS Outlook 2003 to freeze up on close !!!
  BassKozz   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Opware14.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Opware14 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Opware14. 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 Opware14.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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