What is Opware15.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 Opware15.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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Opware15.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Opware15
Opware15.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OCR Aware belongs to software ScanSoft OmniPage (version 15) or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft by ScanSoft ( or Nuance Communications (

Description: Opware15.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Opware15.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (93% of all occurrences) or 79,400 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Opware15.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also do the following:
  1) uninstall ScanSoft OmniPage or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) turn to the software developer, Scansoft, for advice
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify Opware15.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Opware15.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Opware15.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.


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Best practices for resolving Opware15 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Opware15. 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 Opware15.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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