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Should I remove Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22
United States Rank #23
Reach 14.2301%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.85 days
703.63 days >
Average installed length: 369.71 days


14.0.5130.5003 100.00%

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Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In

What is Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In?

Office File Validation (OFV) is a security feature that was introduced in Microsoft Office 2010. Office File Validation verifies that a particular binary file complies with the application’s expectations. Office File Validation can help prevent unknown binary file format attacks against Microsoft Office 97-2003 file formats. When you open Microsoft Office 97-2003 binary file (such as .doc) the file is compared to a binary schema. If the file fails this validation, you are notified that the document could be considered to be compromised. In Office 2003 and in the 2007 Office system, you are prompted about the file status and can decide to cancel opening the file or to continue to open the file.


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 cutmaster2d.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,049,536 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\feedback tool
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{90140000-2005-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In

Program executable:cutmaster2d.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\cutmaster2d\cutmaster2d.exe
Additional files:
  • psr.exe - Problem Steps Recorder
  • feedbacktool.dll - Feedback Tool
  • microsoft.compilerservices.asynctargetingpack.net4.dll - Microsoft.CompilerServices.AsyncTargetingPack.Net4
  • microsoft.expression.drawing.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Drawing
  • microsoft.expression.interactions.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • microsoft.practices.prism.dll - Prism (Microsoft.Practices.Prism)
  • microsoft.practices.prism.interactivity.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Prism.Interactivity
  • microsoft.practices.prism.mefextensions.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Prism.MefExtensions
  • microsoft.practices.servicelocation.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • system.windows.interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • windowslivesync.exe - Windows Live Sync
  • windowslivesync.resource.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In 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 File Validation Add-In, 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 File Validation Add-In.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.04%
Windows 10 18.77%
Windows Vista 12.66%
Windows XP 7.50%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.10%
Windows 7 Professional 11.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.48%
Windows 10 Home 7.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.11%
  Germany 8.10%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  France 4.28%
  Italy 3.73%
  Canada 3.51%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Brazil 2.07%
  Australia 1.76%
  Spain 1.49%
  Belgium 1.15%
  India 1.08%
  Sweden 0.87%
  Israel 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.84%
Dell 22.65%
Acer 19.29%
Toshiba 9.07%
ASUS 7.27%
Samsung 2.87%
Lenovo 2.36%
Intel 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Medion 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.93%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.82%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.21%
ASUS All Series 2.13%

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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An answer from an expert! Thanks for congbirutint.over a year ago
An answer from an expert! Thanks for congbirutint.