What does the excel.exe file do?
The excel.exe process is also known as Microsoft Office Excel or, as the case may be, Microsoft Excel and is a part of Microsoft Office Shared (Version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit MUI 2007) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Version 2013, 2010). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of excel.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Office Excel has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Office Excel has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- excel.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module excel.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about excel.exe Microsoft Office Excel
excel.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file excel.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
Excel.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Excel.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 17% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves excel.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about excel?
|Excel Program files that compute problems etc. |
Luis De La Rosa
|is a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges excel.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Office Shared or Microsoft Office Professional Plus
To remove Microsoft Office Excel from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Microsoft Office Shared or Microsoft Office Professional Plus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if excel.exe (Microsoft Office Excel) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Microsoft Office Excel. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Office Excel or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or excel.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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