What does the ose.exe file do?
The ose.exe process is also known as Office Source Engine and is a part of Microsoft Office Shared MUI (Version 2007) or, as the case may be, Office Source Engine. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ose.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Office Source Engine has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Office Source Engine 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)
- ose.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ose.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ose.exe Office Source Engine
ose.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ose.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 145,184 bytes (41% of all these files), 149,352 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The ose file is not part of the Windows operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 15% 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 ose.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 ose?
|this belongs in your prefetch folder, and it is a microsoft office search engine |
|this file is sketchy as all get out.. comes and goes at will. delete it. |
|Service installed as part of the Office 2003 installation from CD |
|Unfortunately this is probably both necessary and dangerous. Used to install and repair Office 2003, but may allow Microsoft to spy on you, install DRM, or disable your system if they feel you are unlicensed. If it is not installed, you cannot apply a new service pack. I recommend renaming it to norunose.exe until you want to install a new service pack, then renaming it back temporarily. |
|This program is part of the Microsoft Ofice and should not be terminated |
Rodrigo Lobo Schmidt
Summary: 8 users judge ose.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 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, 2 users have already deleted ose.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Office Shared MUI or Office Source Engine
To remove Office Source Engine 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 Microsoft Office Shared MUI or Office Source Engine in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ose.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 ose.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.