What is scalc.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 scalc.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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Scalc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with scalc
Scalc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OpenOffice Calc or LibreOffice Calc belongs to software OpenOffice or LibreOffice by Apache Software Foundation ( or SUSE.

Description: Scalc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file scalc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 304,128 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 103,936 bytes, 307,200 bytes or 58,880 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Scalc.exe is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with OpenOffice or occur, you may also want to do the following:
  1) uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) contact Customer Service [1][2]
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

Recommended: Identify scalc.exe related errors

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

Gehört wohl zu Open Office (Calc)
Avast checks the scalc.exe ok. When the scalc.exe is run, Avast removes it. Not always so, though. Copy the same scalc.exe into Openoffice folder, wait a while, run scalc.exe, it might be removed by Avast again, or it might work well. Strange!!

Summary: Average user rating of scalc.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks scalc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving scalc issues

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