What is soffice.bin?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the soffice.bin 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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Soffice.bin file information

The process known as (version 3.3, 3.1, 3.4.1, 3.2, 2.4, 3.0, 2.3, 2.0) or OpenOffice (version 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.1) or LibreOffice or OOo-dev (version 3.3) or xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

belongs to software OpenOffice or LibreOffice or OOo-dev

by ( or Apache Software Foundation ( or The Document Foundation.

Description: Soffice.bin is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Soffice.bin is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,314,688 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 7,418,368 bytes and 19 more variants. 
There is no file information. Soffice.bin is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with soffice.bin, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a or OpenOffice, ask the developer,, [1][2] for support or search for an update [1][2] on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify soffice.bin related errors

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

open office V2 system tray prog
It is the quick starter program for Open Office for Win32. Helps open the correct application .doc, .xls, etc from assosciated applications, such as an email client, or a browser.
  Stephen Hatfield - UNIX/Linux & Windows Engineer   (further information)
It's the kernal for the OpenOffice Suite. Try closing the running OpenOffice application and soffice.bin will disappear from your Task Manager.
It's part of
  neoMAX   (further information)
It wastes RAM, like all such "start up" programs, and is annoying because of it.
  The Captain  
it takes up lots of memory
Part of OpenOffice 2.1
  OpenOffice   (further information)
It can sometimes take up a lot of PC usage, but it's a temporary thing. Don't close it or you won't be able to open lots of office links.
agree with above, it closes once open office is shut down. there is an option at OO install to use quick launches, and if no is chosen this file will never appear
I can't believe this file runs in the background and takes over 100megs of ram, doing nothing at all. Programmed by tossers
OpenOffice core component -- runs if you have OpenOffice quickstarter enabled, or when you have an OpenOffice application running.
  Nick   (further information)
It is an open office program. To remove quick start set the following key via regedit: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\] "QuickStarterInstalled"="0"
  Jay - 20 + years software  
Disable the quickstarter by right-clicking the icon in the tray and unchecking the appropriate box. This will allow soffice.bin to only run while you have soffice.exe running.
  Jason Ewton  
On my PC it takes over 390megs, and i have 4 GB of space
threatfire closes o office says its troyan
running from startup; no open office application open
definitely a memory hug application ! just diable startup option in OO settings.
  nima   (further information)
it is all true. if u want to avoid it try to set the openoffice starter setting to stop openning it while the computer restarting
quickstart up for OpenOffice, not needed
I'm sure it has its purpose for someone who uses Open Office all the time. If you're like me, you use it a few times a month and really don't need the quickstart option using up your resources. You only need the .bin file when you are actually using the .exe file.
It is the ooo task, can be removed from startup
can not open email /Microsoft word
It is a memory hugger, if you do not use OO often, disable it
After reading the above comments, I decided to end soffice.bin. I figured if I cannot retrieve my Open Office files, then I will re-install Open Office. I could not stand how soffice .bin was slowing down my computer. Then I tried to open a table file in Open Office. At first the file wouldn't open. After about 4 minutes it opened. I checked the size of soffice.bin and it had shrunk down from 180 MB to 15 MB. Everything sped up, and my computer runs fast again. Also, soffice.bin remains small and the problem is solved. I only "End Process" to soffice.bin in Windows. I left soffice.exe alone.
It sets off my antikeylogger
Office.bin runs whether I've started an office program or not. It uses a lot of memory and cpu cycles with no benefit to me. Office apps start slow whether this is in memory or not. Pretty useless.
  David Morris  
I don't think soffice is a threat being an Open Office file, I also have 3 soffice files, soffice.bin soffice. Which has a VLC media file icon with it soffice.bon.manifest soffice.ini But I am using Libra Office, I am not sure which is the quick start or if I can safely remove it.
eats memory, slows computer
To delete start up use autoruns
    (further information) (further information)
for me, it's an pretty annoying file, it takes LOT'S of CPU and slowes down my computer... When i don't use OpenOffice i usaly end the process.
If you don't need OpenOffice quickstarter, end this task because it starts everytime you turn on Windows and its safe to kill this process. It is annoying and eats up Memory.
When your open office cost too much CPU, you may want to try following solution. At the cost of slower OpenOffice start-up times, go to /Tools /Options /OpenOffice /Memory and uncheck "Enable systray Quickstarter".

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of soffice.bin: based on 34 votes with 32 user comments. 11 users think soffice.bin is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think soffice.bin is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade soffice.bin ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving soffice issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with soffice. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the soffice.bin process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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