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Should I remove Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,335
United States Rank #3,501
Reach 0.0923%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 63.61 days
485.56 days >
Average installed length: 255.13 days


11.0.8173.0 83.01%
11.0.7969.0 0.55%
11.0.6361.0 0.16%
11.0.5614.0 16.27%

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Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003

What is Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003?  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft Office 2003 Basic edition comprises of three software programs that cover just about all normal office applications: Microsoft WORD 2003 Microsoft OUTLOOK 2003 Microsoft EXCEL 2003.


Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 11.0.8173.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 1.04 MB (1,093,261 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 70% of users of Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\office\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{91130409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003

  • MSOSTYLE.DLL - Microsoft Office Shared input style property library. (Microsoft Office IME Shared property library.)
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • IEAWSDC.DLL - Microsoft Office Template and Media Control (Microsoft Office 2003 component)
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • MSOWCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Web Components Wizards
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • MSODCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Disk Cleanup Wizard
  • MSUSP.DLL - Microsoft Universal Search Provider (Microsoft Universal Search Provider DLL)
  • MSOAUTH.DLL - MSN Communities Publishing Support (Web services authentication)
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • MSOCF.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame
  • MSOCFU.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame Utilities
  • ADDRPARS.DLL - Microsoft Office Outlook (Outlook Address Parser)
  • DLGSETP.DLL - Delegate Access Extension
  • ENVELOPE.DLL - Microsoft Office Outlook Envelope Control
  • EXSEC32.DLL - digsig32
  • FINDER.EXE - Outlook Item Finder
  • IMPMAIL.DLL - Outlook Mail Importer
  • MCPS.DLL - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Proxy/Stub)
  • MIMEDIR.DLL - Outlook Mimedir
  • MLSHEXT.DLL - Microsoft Shell Extension Library
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Media Catalog Object
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • AW.DLL - Microsoft Office 2003
  • CDLMSO.DLL - Microsoft CDL
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Office Excel
  • FPCUTL.DLL - Microsoft Office FrontPage Client Utility Library
  • FPDTC.DLL - Microsoft Office FrontPage Design-Time Controls
  • MSOSVFBR.DLL - Microsoft Office Services on the Web Free/Busy
  • MSWEBCAP.DLL - Microsoft Web Capture Extension
  • NAME.DLL - Name ActiveX Control
  • NPOFFICE.DLL - Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • EXCHCSP.DLL - Microsoft Outlook (Microsoft Exchange Cryptgraphic Service Provider V1.0 (US/Canada Only, Not for Export))
  • HLP95EN.DLL - Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office WinHelp Utility DLL)
  • GDIPLUS.DLL - Microsoft GDI+
  • BIDI32.DLL - Bidi32 (BIDI32 DLL)
  • MULTIQ.DLL - PKM (PKM executable)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPOFFICE.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPOFFICE.DLL'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • EXCEL.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSOffice\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE'.

How do I remove Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003 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 Office Basic Edition 2003, 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 Office Basic Edition 2003.

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Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.87%
Windows XP 28.89%
Windows 10 17.27%
Windows Vista 10.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.84%
Windows 7 Professional 10.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.04%
Windows 10 Home 6.99%
Windows 8.1 4.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.91%
  Germany 6.87%
  Italy 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.83%
  Canada 2.93%
  France 2.85%
  Australia 0.98%
  Poland 0.94%
  Czech Republic 0.66%
  Sweden 0.62%
  South Africa 0.55%
  Hungary 0.55%
  Switzerland 0.51%
  Israel 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.03%
Hewlett-Packard 20.94%
Acer 12.45%
Intel 4.37%
ASUS 3.96%
American Megatrends 3.22%
Toshiba 3.13%
Sahara 2.14%
Samsung 0.99%
Lenovo 0.82%
Compaq 0.74%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 3.65%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.88%
Dell Dell DM061 2.69%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.69%
Gateway SX2370 2.50%

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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