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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #168
United States Rank #104
Reach 3.6876%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.09 days
622.10 days >
Average installed length: 326.87 days


14.0.7015.1000 75.25%
14.0.6029.1000 22.21%
14.0.4763.1000 2.49%
14.0.4734.1000 0.05%

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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010

What is Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010?

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services. The Home and Student only contain Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 2010 marks the debut of free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, which work in the web browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, but not Opera. Office 2010 is more "role-based" than previous versions. There are features tailored to employees in "roles such as research and development professionals, sales people, and human resources."

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 gives you the tools you need to complete school and home projects efficiently — from creating outstanding class presentations to managing household finances.


The most used version is 14.0.7015.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is InteractiveBootstrapCheck.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 312.45 MB (327,624,692 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall SINGLEIMAGE /dll OSETUP.DLL
Estimated size: 312.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010

Program executable:InteractiveBootstrapCheck.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\MSO\InteractiveBootstrapCheck.exe
Additional files:
  • Oice.exe - Microsoft Office Isolated Converter Environment
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • excelcnv.exe - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft Office Excel)
  • Moc.exe - Microsoft Open XML Converter
  • PPCNVCOM.EXE - PowerPoint XML-Binary File Format Converter
  • PPTVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Object)
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • ACCICONS.EXE - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • BCSSync.exe
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Excel
  • GROOVE.EXE - Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
  • GROOVEMN.EXE - Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Monitor
  • misc.exe
  • MSACCESS.EXE - Microsoft Access
  • MSOSYNC.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Cache
  • MSOUC.EXE - Microsoft Office Upload Center
  • MSPUB.EXE - Microsoft Publisher
  • MSQRY32.EXE - Microsoft Query
  • NAMECONTROLSERVER.EXE - Microsoft Office Contact Retriever
  • OOBESTUB.EXE - Microsoft Office Out of Box Helper
  • ORGCHART.EXE - Organization Chart Add-in for Microsoft Office programs
  • POWERPNT.EXE - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • VPREVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Visio Previewer
  • WINWORD.EXE - Microsoft Word
  • CNFNOT32.EXE - Microsoft Outlook (Outlook Conflict Note)
  • IEContentService.exe - Microsoft OneNote (Microsoft OneNote Internet Explorer Content Service)
  • ONELEV.EXE - Microsoft OneNote Privilege Elevation
  • ONENOTEM.EXE - Microsoft OneNote Quick Launcher
  • SCANPST.EXE - Microsoft Outlook Data Files Scan/Repair Utility
  • EDITOR.EXE - Microsoft Visio (Microsoft code editor.)
  • ORGWIZ.EXE - Organization Chart Wizard command line exe
  • PROJIMPT.EXE - Project Import Wizard command line exe
  • VISIO.EXE - Microsoft Office Visio
  • SELFCERT.EXE - SelfCert (Create a self-signed digital certificate)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINWORD.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3707D1F6-E026-446F-85E2-51D3AAABFBC1}'.
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AECBC05E-0FD9-4FE1-BB74-52D6055DDC81}'.
  • MSOO.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF4FBCA5-2C7A-4F7C-AB99-30BBAAC901EA}'.
  • EXCEL.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1D6E0D8-D25C-4C28-B56E-E2378DD4B56E}'.
  • MSACCESS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0043C1A-9FFE-47CE-B990-2BECA2030C8E}'.
  • GROOVE.EXE runs as a service named 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service' (Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • MSOSYNC.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'OfficeSyncProcess' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office14\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE".
  • GROOVEMN.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GrooveMonitor' and executes as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEMN.EXE.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BCSSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BCSSync' which loads as "C:\MS Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GROOVE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office_2010\Office14\GROOVE.EXE'.
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE'.
  • ONENOTE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:39.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024487641%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00166166%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00078710%
0.015104% average
Memory:5.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0001648465%
Kernel CPU:0.00009848%
User CPU:0.00006637%
Memory:41.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0018156783%
Kernel CPU:0.00041575%
User CPU:0.00139993%
CPU cycles/sec:1,567,728
I/O reads/min:105.33 KB
I/O writes/min:1.36 KB

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
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    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
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  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.49%
Windows 8 23.99%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows XP 1.53%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.31%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.65%
Windows 10 Home 3.95%
Windows 8 3.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.42%
  Germany 8.96%
  United Kingdom 6.02%
  Canada 3.51%
  Australia 2.97%
  Brazil 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Italy 1.20%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Belgium 1.06%
  DK 0.88%
  Norway 0.67%
  Austria 0.66%
  Spain 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.53%
Dell 21.57%
Acer 13.39%
Toshiba 10.44%
ASUS 9.13%
Samsung 5.73%
Lenovo 3.79%
Medion 1.07%
Intel 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.34%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
Dell XPS 8300 2.16%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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