What does the ms18_word.exe file do?
There is no detailed information about the producer of the ms18_word.exe process. However, the analysis below will give you an idea of what this process does. An obsolete or defective version of ms18_word.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ms18_word.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ms18_word.exe 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)
- ms18_word.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ms18_word.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ms18_word.exe ms18_word.exe
ms18_word.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ms18_word.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 45,400 bytes (25% of all these files), 27,794 bytes, 48,384 bytes or, as the case may be, 44,968 bytes.
The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This ms18_word.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 69% 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 ms18_word.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 ms18_word?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove ms18_word.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ms18_word.exe (ms18_word.exe) 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 ms18_word.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ms18_word.exe 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 ms18_word.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.