What does the osppsvc.exe file do?
The osppsvc.exe process is also known as Microsoft Office Software Protection Platform Service and is a part of Microsoft Office Office (Version 64-bit Components, 64-bit) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Version 2010, 2013). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of osppsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- osppsvc.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- osppsvc.exe 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)
- osppsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module osppsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about osppsvc.exe osppsvc.exe
osppsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Osppsvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,925,184 bytes (63% of all these files), 4,640,000 bytes, 5,132,888 bytes, 4,639,136 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,846,168 bytes.
It is the service "osppsvc".
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The osppsvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 14% 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 osppsvc.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 osppsvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft Office Office or Microsoft Office Professional Plus
To remove osppsvc.exe 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 Office or Microsoft Office Professional Plus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if osppsvc.exe (osppsvc.exe) 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 osppsvc.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for osppsvc.exe 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 osppsvc.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.