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4% remove it96% keep it
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12.0.6612.1000 72.97%
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12.0.4518.1014 22.97%

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Microsoft Office Groove 2007

What is Microsoft Office Groove 2007?  (from Microsoft)

Office Groove 2007 is collaboration software that helps teams work together dynamically and effectively, even if team members work for different organizations, work remotely, or work offline. Working in Groove workspaces saves time, increases productivity, and strengthens the quality of team deliverables. Work together...  Read more


Microsoft Office Groove 2007 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 12.0.6612.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 GROOVE.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 6 files. 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 30% of users of Microsoft Office Groove 2007 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/groove
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall GROOVE /dll OSETUP.DLL

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Groove 2007

Program executable:GROOVE.EXE
Name:Microsoft Office Groove
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GROOVE.EXE
Microsoft Office Groove, is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance.
Additional files:
  • GROOVE.EXE - Microsoft Office Groove
  • GrooveMonitor.exe - GrooveMonitor Utility
  • GrooveAuditService.exe - Groove Audit Service
  • GrooveClean.exe
  • GrooveMigrator.exe
  • GrooveStdURLLauncher.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • GrooveAuditService.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service' (Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service).
  • GROOVE.EXE runs as a service named 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GrooveMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GrooveMonitor' which loads as "C:\OFFICE 2007 FILE\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GROOVE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offise 2007\Office12\GROOVE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026043662%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00181063%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00079374%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,559
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:87 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Office Groove 2007?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Groove 2007 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 Groove 2007, 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 Groove 2007.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.70%
Windows 10 21.62%
Windows XP 13.51%
Windows Vista 12.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.72%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8.1 6.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.49%
  Germany 12.20%
  Italy 9.76%
  Taiwan 7.32%
  Iran 6.10%
  United Kingdom 4.88%
  Canada 3.66%
  BO 2.44%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Philippines 2.44%
  Hong Kong 1.22%
  South Africa 1.22%
  Thailand 1.22%
  Latvia 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.31%
Dell 19.67%
Acer 18.03%
ASUS 9.84%
Sony 8.20%
Intel 4.92%
Toshiba 4.92%
Medion 3.28%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Samsung 1.64%
Lenovo 1.64%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite L305 1.67%
Sony VPCSA3AFX 1.67%
Sony VPCEJ1L1E 1.67%

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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