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What does the ose00000.exe file do?

The ose00000.exe process is also known as Office Source Engine and is a part of Office Source Engine or, as the case may be, WKS STD - CutePDF Writer. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ose00000.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ose00000.exe Office Source Engine

ose00000.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ose00000.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 89,136 bytes (70% of all these files), 145,184 bytes or, as the case may be, 149,352 bytes.
This ose00000.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 36% 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 ose00000.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 ose00000?

I just noticed this program running while I was installing Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition.
Eric Winchester
This component is part of Microsoft Office Application. This process only shows up when installing or uninstalling Microsoft Office
Razor
This application is being runned when you're installing Microsoft Office 2007 . don't worry it's not a virus or something
i noticed it while installing MS office enterprise 2007 as well
Sirverik
I'm just installing Office 2007 and this process is on. It seems not to be dangerous. And it may be temporary process while installing.
Obiwanmetal

Summary: 12 users judge ose00000.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall Office Source Engine or WKS STD - CutePDF Writer

ose00000.exe  Office Source Engine fix

To remove Office Source Engine from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Office Source Engine or WKS STD - CutePDF Writer in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ose00000.exe (Office Source Engine) 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 Office Source Engine. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Office Source Engine 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 ose00000.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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