"soffice.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "soffice.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "soffice.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "soffice.exe" process?

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A

"soffice.exe" process represents "OpenOffice.org 3.2" program. "soffice.exe" process is created by the startup program: "OpenOffice.org 3.2".

"soffice.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   soffice

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
soffice.exe                 904 K   OpenOffice.org 3.2

Additional information about "soffice.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe" -quickstart

Programe file information:
   Name: soffice.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
   Description: OpenOffice.org 3.2
   Version: 3.02.9498
   Size: 11312128 bytes
   Last modified: 5/21/2010 1:28:00 AM
   Company Name: OpenOffice.org
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program
C:\Windows

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\URE\bin\sal3.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\URE\bin\uwinapi.dll

"soffice.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "soffice.exe" process. You can always run it whenever you need it.

 

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