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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #695
United States Rank #517
Reach 0.9824%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.25 days
449.84 days >
Average installed length: 236.36 days


14.0.7015.1000 74.12%
14.0.6029.1000 22.57%
14.0.4763.1000 3.28%
14.0.4734.1000 0.02%
14.0.4536.1000 0.01%

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Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010

What is Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 brings together the roles of managing a business, running a household and helping with homework. Get the benefits of all the programs you need to be productive including Microsoft Outlook 2010--so you can tackle your busy day efficiently with powerful email, scheduling and social...  Read more


Microsoft Office Home and Business 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. 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. 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 Microsoft_Office_Professional_Plus_2010_32bit_(English) tafe.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 311.36 MB (326,481,534 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 60% of users of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

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: 311.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010

Program executable:Microsoft_Office_Professional_Plus_2010_32bit_(English) tafe.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Microsoft_Office_Professional_Plus_2010_32bit_(English) tafe.exe
Additional files:
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • INFOPATH.EXE - Microsoft Office InfoPath (Microsoft InfoPath 2010)
  • 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
  • excelcnv.exe
  • 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
  • POWERPNT.EXE - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • VPREVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Visio Previewer
  • WINWORD.EXE - Microsoft Word
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • 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
  • SELFCERT.EXE - SelfCert (Create a self-signed digital certificate)
  • Moc.exe
  • nvCoreH.exe
  • OfficeNavi.exe
  • Oice.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINWORD.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3707D1F6-E026-446F-85E2-51D3AAABFBC1}'.
  • EXCEL.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{876EE9DB-0F5A-482E-8AC6-22E3105FE09E}' (runs on registration).
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AECBC05E-0FD9-4FE1-BB74-52D6055DDC81}'.
  • 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 Office\Office 2010\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'.
  • ONENOTE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTE.EXE'.
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.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: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
Memory:22.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0037106658%
Kernel CPU:0.00161971%
User CPU:0.00209095%
CPU cycles/sec:269,488
I/O reads/min:4.27 KB
I/O writes/min:4.56 KB

How do I remove Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Business 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 Office Home and Business 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 Office Home and Business 2010.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.12%
Windows 10 25.39%
Windows XP 1.88%
Windows Vista 1.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.88%
Windows 7 Professional 31.63%
Windows 10 Home 6.70%
Windows 8.1 5.26%
Windows 10 Pro 4.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.93%
  Germany 6.93%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  Australia 3.90%
  Canada 3.16%
  Italy 3.07%
  Brazil 2.20%
  South Africa 1.79%
  Japan 1.79%
  Israel 0.91%
  Austria 0.89%
  Switzerland 0.84%
  Malaysia 0.73%
  New Zealand 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.58%
Hewlett-Packard 28.58%
Acer 10.14%
ASUS 6.76%
Toshiba 6.26%
Samsung 4.19%
Lenovo 2.91%
Intel 2.31%
Medion 0.66%
NEC 0.59%
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HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
Dell XPS 8300 3.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.91%
Dell XPS 8500 2.27%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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