What does the Opware15.exe file do?
The Opware15.exe process is also known as OCR Aware and is a part of ScanSoft OmniPage (Version 15) or, as the case may be, Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft. This software is produced by ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com) or, as the case may be, Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com). An obsolete or defective version of Opware15.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OCR Aware has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OCR Aware 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)
- Opware15.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Opware15.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Opware15.exe OCR Aware
Opware15.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Opware15.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (90% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 79,400 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Opware15.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel Opware15.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 54% 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 Opware15.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 Opware15?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: 4 users judge Opware15.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall ScanSoft OmniPage or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft
To remove OCR Aware 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 ScanSoft OmniPage or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Opware15.exe (OCR Aware) 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 OCR Aware. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OCR Aware 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 Opware15.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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