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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,298
United States Rank #7,015
Reach 0.0933%


14.0.7015.1000 50.27%
14.0.6029.1000 15.94%
14.0.4763.1000 32.15%
14.0.4730.1007 1.63%

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Microsoft Excel 2010

What is Microsoft Excel 2010?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Excel 2010 makes it possible to analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before, helping you make better, smarter decisions. New analysis and visualization tools help you track and highlight important data trends. Easily access your important data on the go from almost any Web browser or ...  Read more


Microsoft Excel 2010 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 14.0.7015.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named xlicons.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 123.8 MB (129,817,190 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 31% of users of Microsoft Excel 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall EXCEL /dll OSETUP.DLL
Estimated size: 123.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Excel 2010

Program executable:xlicons.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\xlicons.exe
Additional files:
  • EXCEL.EXE - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft Office Excel)
  • excelcnv.exe
  • GRAPH.EXE - 2007 Microsoft Office component
  • GROOVE.EXE - Microsoft Office Groove
  • misc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • EXCEL.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{876EE9DB-0F5A-482E-8AC6-22E3105FE09E}' (runs on registration).
  • GROOVE.EXE runs as a service named 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GROOVE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programe\Office 2007\Office12\GROOVE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:29.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2149500942%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05110667%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.16384343%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,398,638
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.14 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.28 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:17.78 MB
Total CPU:0.0018971279%
Kernel CPU:0.00131395%
User CPU:0.00058318%
CPU cycles/sec:214,912
I/O reads/min:5.44 KB
I/O writes/min:3.19 KB

How do I remove Microsoft Excel 2010?

You can uninstall Microsoft Excel 2010 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  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:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Excel 2010, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Excel 2010.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.86%
Windows 10 30.00%
Windows XP 3.64%
Windows Vista 2.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.94%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 10 Home 7.39%
Windows 8.1 5.53%
Windows 10 Pro 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.47%
  Iran 7.12%
  Italy 6.23%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  Canada 3.29%
  Germany 2.60%
  France 2.31%
  Russia 2.31%
  Peru 2.16%
  Japan 2.06%
  Australia 2.01%
  Indonesia 1.91%
  MA 1.87%
  India 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.31%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 17.35%
ASUS 14.23%
Toshiba 6.14%
Lenovo 4.36%
Samsung 3.56%
Intel 1.78%
MSI 1.25%
Alienware 0.71%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.64%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.43%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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