What does the soffice.bin file do?
The soffice.bin process is also known as OpenOffice.org (Version 3.3, 3.4.1, 3.1, 3.2) or, as the case may be, LibreOffice and is a part of OpenOffice or, as the case may be, LibreOffice (Version 5.0 Help Pack)). This software is produced by OpenOffice.org (www.openoffice.org) or, as the case may be, Apache Software Foundation (www.apache.org). An obsolete or defective version of soffice.bin can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OpenOffice.org has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OpenOffice.org 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)
- soffice.bin has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module soffice.bin. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about soffice.bin OpenOffice.org
soffice.bin is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Soffice.bin is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 11,314,688 bytes (30% of all these files), 7,418,368 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The soffice file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 49% 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 soffice.bin. 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 soffice?
|open office V2 system tray prog |
|It is the quick starter program for Open Office for Win32. Helps open the correct application .doc, .xls, etc from assosciated applications, such as an email client, or a browser. (further information...) |
Stephen Hatfield - UNIX/Linux & Windows Engineer
|It's the kernal for the OpenOffice Suite. Try closing the running OpenOffice application and soffice.bin will disappear from your Task Manager. |
|It's part of OpenOffice.org (further information...) |
|It wastes RAM, like all such "start up" programs, and is annoying because of it. |
Summary: 9 users judge soffice.bin to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted soffice.bin. source: file.net
How to uninstall OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
To remove OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice or LibreOffice) in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if soffice.bin (OpenOffice.org) 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 OpenOffice.org. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OpenOffice.org 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 soffice.bin 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.