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Should I remove Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #202
United States Rank #366
Reach 2.7366%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.30 days
539.79 days >
Average installed length: 283.62 days


11.0.8173.0 69.98%
11.0.7969.0 6.61%
11.0.6361.0 0.92%
11.0.5614.0 22.30%
11.0.5207.5 0.20%

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Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003

What is Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003?

Microsoft Office 2003 is an office suite. A new Office logo was debuted as part of a rebranding effort by Microsoft, as well as two new applications: InfoPath and OneNote. The core applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, had only minor improvements from Office XP. Outlook 2003 received improved functionality in many areas, including better email and calendar sharing and information display, complete Unicode support, search folders, colored flags, Kerberos authentication, RPC over HTTP, and Cached Exchange mode.

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Full Version can help organizations and their employees transform information into impact. New and familiar products, features, and functionality improve how people and organizations connect to people, information, and business processes. Advances in intranet collaboration through int...  Read more


The most used version is 11.0.8173.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is accicons.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 1005.44 KB (1,029,568 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/professional
Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{90110401-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1005.44 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003

Program executable:accicons.exe
Additional files:
  • PROFLWIZ.EXE - Microsoft Office Assistent zum Speichern eigener Einstellungen/Profil-Assistent
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • SCHDPL32.EXE - Microsoft® Schedule+ for Windows 95(TM) (Microsoft Schedule+ for Windows 95 application file)
  • WAVTOASF.EXE - Wave To ActiveMovie Stream Converter (Wave to ActiveMovie Stream Converter)
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • INFOPATH.EXE - Microsoft Office InfoPath
  • FINDER.EXE - Microsoft Office Outlook (Outlook Item Finder)
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Object)
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • BCSSync.exe - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Office 2003 (Microsoft Office Excel)
  • GRAPH.EXE - Microsoft Office 2003 component
  • MSACCESS.EXE - Microsoft Office Access
  • MSE7.EXE - Microsoft Script Editor
  • MSPUB.EXE - Microsoft Office Publisher
  • MSQRY32.EXE - Microsoft Query
  • POWERPNT.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • PPTVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer
  • UNBIND.EXE - Microsoft Unbind
  • UNPACK.EXE - Microsoft Office Publisher PNG Unpack
  • WINWORD.EXE - Microsoft Office Word
  • ONENOTE.EXE - Microsoft OneNote
  • SELFCERT.EXE - SelfCert (Create a self-signed digital certificate)
  • excelcnv.exe
  • IEContentService.exe
  • misc.exe
  • Moc.exe
  • Oice.exe
  • Wordconv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D755A752-2736-437A-8856-96F70114AD2C}' (runs on registration).
  • MSACCESS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0043C1A-9FFE-47CE-B990-2BECA2030C8E}'.
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 Office14\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE".
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Microsoft Office Outlook' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT OFFICE\Office12\OUTLOOK.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
  • EXCEL.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSOffice\OFFICE11\EXCEL.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:20.13 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001358%
0.016088% average
Memory:105.18 MB
Total CPU:0.5787785084%
Kernel CPU:0.22326950%
User CPU:0.35550901%
I/O reads/min:4.31 MB
I/O writes/min:1.98 KB
Memory:39.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0024487641%
Kernel CPU:0.00166166%
User CPU:0.00078710%

How do I remove Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Professional 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 Professional 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 Professional Edition 2003.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.37%
Windows XP 25.18%
Windows 10 15.22%
Windows Vista 8.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.62%
Windows 7 Professional 10.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.90%
Windows 10 Home 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.16%
  Germany 10.21%
  Italy 5.39%
  United Kingdom 5.20%
  France 4.10%
  Canada 2.92%
  Spain 2.51%
  Taiwan 2.17%
  Egypt 2.14%
  Australia 1.62%
  India 1.52%
  Romania 1.42%
  Israel 1.37%
  Turkey 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.29%
Hewlett-Packard 23.18%
Acer 15.42%
ASUS 6.59%
Toshiba 4.44%
Intel 4.31%
American Megatrends 4.04%
Lenovo 2.47%
Sahara 2.33%
Samsung 2.12%
Medion 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.77%
ASUS All Series 2.84%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.60%

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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