"MSOSYNC.EXE" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "MSOSYNC.EXE" process on Windows 8? Is the "MSOSYNC.EXE" process a virus? Can I terminate the "MSOSYNC.EXE" process?

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A

"MSOSYNC.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Cache" process is help cache Microsoft Office documents while you are editing them, like Word, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint files.

"MSOSYNC.EXE" process is created by the startup program entry "Microsoft Office 2010".

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "MSOSYNC.EXE" process may be listed as:

Image Name  PID   Memory  Description

MSOSYNC.EXE 1900  1,968 K Microsoft Office Document Cache

Additional information about "MSOSYNC.EXE" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE
   
Started by: explorer.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\14.0
   C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Temp\LCFEM

Registry keys: 
HKCU\Software\Classes
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\FileIO
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Shared
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKCU\Software\Policies
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\LanguageResources
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\ProductVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}\PropertyBag
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager

"MSOSYNC.EXE" process is not a virus. You can terminate "MSOSYNC.EXE" process or remove the startup program entry "Microsoft Office 2010".

 

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