What does the opwareSE2.exe file do?
The opwareSE2.exe process is also known as OCR Aware (Version (32-bit)) and is a part of OmniPage SE. This software is produced by ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of opwareSE2.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)
- opwareSE2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module opwareSE2.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about opwareSE2.exe OCR Aware
opwareSE2.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OpwareSE2.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 49,152 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This 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. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. OpwareSE2.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 64% 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 opwareSE2.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 opwareSE2?
|Is a Part from the Omni Page SE Scanner Software it is harm! ;-) |
|OCR software for Canon scanner |
|OCR program for scanner Canon 3200 |
|Scanner related: Text recognition software [for lazy students: Scan the book and change a few words = Coursework/Homework done!] |
|Scanner Software - Does not need to be running if you are not scanning |
Summary: 12 users judge opwareSE2.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 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 opwareSE2.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall 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 SE in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if opwareSE2.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 opwareSE2.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.