What does the offlb.exe file do?
The offlb.exe process is also known as Microsoft Office Program Recovery and is a part of Microsoft Office Program Recovery or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Professional. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of offlb.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Office Program Recovery has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Office Program Recovery 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)
- offlb.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module offlb.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about offlb.exe Microsoft Office Program Recovery
offlb.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Offlb.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 552,832 bytes (40% of all these files), 556,424 bytes, 553,792 bytes or, as the case may be, 552,816 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Offlb.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Offlb.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 32% 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 offlb.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 offlb?
|The Office Lifeboat (OffLB.exe) is what launches when one of the Office apps appears to be hung |
|It causes more problems than it is supposed to fix and only brings your PC to a grinding halt. Rename the file to stop it from running and get your PC performance back! |
|My version is always upper case, shows up Escel and renders it unusable. It comes back no matter how many times one kills it. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted offlb.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Office Program Recovery or Microsoft Office Professional
To remove Microsoft Office Program Recovery 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 Microsoft Office Program Recovery or Microsoft Office Professional in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if offlb.exe (Microsoft Office Program Recovery) 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 Program Recovery. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Office Program Recovery 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 offlb.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.