What is soffice.exe?
Soffice.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if soffice.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Soffice.exe file information
The process known as OpenOffice.org (version 2.0, 2.4, 2.3, 3.2, 3.1, 2.1, 3.3, 2.2, 3.4.1, 3.0, 1.1.5) or OOo-dev (version 3.3) or StarOffice (version 8) or ONE belongs to software IBM Lotus Symphony or IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced Embedded or OOo-dev by OpenOffice.org (www.openoffice.org) or Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or ONE.
Description: Soffice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file soffice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,334,720 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 7,424,000 bytes and 18 more variants.
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can do the following:
1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ OpenOffice.org or IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced Embedded
2) contact www.openoffice.org Customer Service
3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.
Recommended: Identify soffice.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "soffice" is not required to run at start up. Displays StarOffice quick start applet in System tray. Right clicking on the icon allows rapid starting up of components of the StarOffice 6.0 suite. Available via Start -> Programs. Automatically started when any StarOffice 6.0 component is started from the Start -> Programs. A resource hog (it eats > 16 MB of memory).
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as soffice.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the soffice.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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