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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. http://www.file.net/process/soffice.exe.html 
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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User Comments

is the start part of the Open Office Project
  matrix812   (further information)
Star Office Quickstart Taskbar Icon
   
Appears after OpenOffice.org installation and reboot.
   
Star Office Quickstart Taskbar Icon
  Shalianahe  
I know very little, but it does take up alot of RAM to run. If you have Word/Excel, then you do not need it.
   
I have an soffice.exe file size of 2,280 KB in c:\programs\openoffice.org2.1\program , which seems to make it a normal part of that congenial and free wordprocessor.
  Arthur Borges  
Belongs to the OO-Suite
   
Lotus Symphony also installs
  Joe  
Soffice.exe / .bin / .ini are all part of open office.org project. As that is the office products that I use, and those files are part of tht program.
  John  
OpenOffice...wie auch soffice.bin
   
This is a background process running as NT Service if you wish to invoke API interactions through your software program.
  Balaji V  
Its a POS
  Chris  
It's a file for OpenOffice.org
   
Well, its just part of OO. Deinstall it if it really bothers you :)
  Gijs~  
it won't let me use my open office.org
   
That it keeps freezing up my computer and I've NEVER had or used or are interested in using it. Get it da fug off my computer once and friggin for all!!! - RB
  Richard  
Soffice.* is a part of the OpenOffice program. Some report that Star Office and others use soffice.* also. It loads at start-up IF you have enabled OpenOffice QuickStart option. (I am guessing the same for the others.) It may be necessary to run OpenOffice. Would advise that you do not uninstall or delete if you use OpenOffice. To save on memory, and reduce boot-time, simply open your program options, and disable the Program 'X' QuickStart option. If you often often use the office proigrams, however, doing so will increase your load time. I love open office! However, if you really totally hate the soffice process, and absolutely must remove it, I guess you could always delete the free OpenOffice program. Microsoft might run a special on their full Office suite.
  Phil  
Request to install always comes up when I try to open office. If I cannot open office without it, I will cancel my internet service and seek damages for rendering my computer useless
  Bill  
OpenOffice Application
  Mad  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of soffice.exe: based on 22 votes with 19 user comments.
15 users think soffice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users don't grade soffice.exe ("not sure about it").


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