What does the opware32.exe file do?
The opware32.exe process is also known as OCR Aware (Version (32-bit)) or, as the case may be, Ocraware32 and is a part of OmniPage Pro or, as the case may be, OmniPage SE. This software is produced by Caere (www.scansoft.com) or, as the case may be, ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of opware32.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)
- opware32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module opware32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about opware32.exe OCR Aware
opware32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Opware32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 44,032 bytes (60% of all these files), 40,960 bytes or, as the case may be, 49,152 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The opware32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file 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. Opware32.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. 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 opware32.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 opware32?
|scanner software |
|allows scanning docs into MS Office apps; background app but not malware (further information...) |
| A green running icon in the tray in AM. Cannot start computer because the monitor shuts down. Must use boot disk, delete Omnipage and problem solved. (further information...) |
Summary: 22 users judge opware32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted opware32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall OmniPage Pro or OmniPage SE
To remove OCR Aware 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 OmniPage Pro or OmniPage SE in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if opware32.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 opware32.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.