What does the OOTag.exe file do?
The OOTag.exe process is also known as OOTag and is a part of OOTag. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of OOTag.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OOTag has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OOTag 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)
- OOTag.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OOTag.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OOTag.exe OOTag
OOTag.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OOTag.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 13,856 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The OOTag file does not supply any version information or other description. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. OOTag.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 8% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A OOTag.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 23,072 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The OOTag file is not part of the Windows operating system. OOTag.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 OOTag.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 OOTag?
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 OOTag
To remove OOTag 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 OOTag in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OOTag.exe (OOTag) 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 OOTag. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OOTag 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 OOTag.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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