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Soffice.bin file information

The process known as OpenOffice.org (version 2.0, 3.3, 3.2, 2.3, 3.4.1, 3.1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.2, 3.0) or OOo-dev (version 3.3, 2.2) or StarOffice (version 8) or xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx belongs to software OOo-dev by OpenOffice.org (www.openoffice.org) or Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com).

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 7/XP are 11,314,688 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 7,418,368 bytes and 19 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/soffice.bin.html 
There is no file information. Soffice.bin is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with soffice.bin, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ OpenOffice.org or StarOffice 8, ask the developer, www.openoffice.org, for support or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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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.



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User Comments

open office V2 system tray prog
  Shalianahe  
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.
  R13  
It's part of OpenOffice.org
  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
  clone4  
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.
  Josh  
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
  h  
I can't believe this file runs in the background and takes over 100megs of ram, doing nothing at all. Programmed by tossers
  johnny  
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\OpenOffice.org] "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
  Markus  
threatfire closes o office says its troyan
  dodgeboy  
running from startup; no open office application open
  neil  
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
  kermit  
quickstart up for OpenOffice, not needed
  Bacbuk  
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.
  randy  
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
  Rick  
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.
  Johnstoying  
It sets off my antikeylogger
  Errol  
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.
  Robert  
eats memory, slows computer
  mls  
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.
  Jari  
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.
  RSwarnkar  

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Summary: Average user rating of soffice.bin: based on 34 votes with 31 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. 4 users don't grade soffice.bin ("not sure about it").


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