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Should I remove Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,027
United States Rank #23,565
Reach 0.0165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 99.77 days
410.78 days >
Average installed length: 215.83 days


15.0.4128.1014 100.00%

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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview

What is Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview?  (from Microsoft)

Office Professional Plus 2013 is the future of productivity. Office Professional Plus 2013 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Lync.


Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview is a software program developed by Microsoft. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 wordicon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 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 22% of users of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/professional
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall PROPLUS /dll OSETUP.DLL

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview

Program executable:wordicon.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\wordicon.exe
Additional files:
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • INFOPATH.EXE - Microsoft Office InfoPath (Microsoft InfoPath 15)
  • ACCICONS.EXE - Microsoft Office 2013 (Microsoft Office 2013 component)
  • AppSharingHookController.exe - Microsoft Lync
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Excel
  • excelcnv.exe
  • GROOVE.EXE - Microsoft SkyDrive Pro Preview
  • lync.exe
  • misc.exe
  • MSACCESS.EXE - Microsoft Access
  • msoev.exe - Office Telemetry Log
  • msoia.exe - Office Telemetry Agent
  • MSOSYNC.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Cache
  • msotd.exe - Office Telemetry Dashboard
  • MSOUC.EXE - Microsoft Office Upload Center
  • MSPUB.EXE - Microsoft Publisher
  • MSQRY32.EXE - Microsoft Query
  • NAMECONTROLSERVER.EXE - Microsoft Office Contact Retriever
  • OcPubMgr.exe
  • PDFREFLOW.EXE - Microsoft PDF Reflow
  • POWERPNT.EXE - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • protocolhandler.exe
  • CNFNOT32.EXE - Microsoft Outlook (Outlook Conflict Note)
  • IEContentService.exe - Microsoft OneNote (Microsoft OneNote Internet Explorer Content Service)
  • ONENOTEM.EXE - Microsoft OneNote Quick Launcher
  • FIRSTRUN.EXE - Microsoft Office
  • AppSharingHookController64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AECBC05E-0FD9-4FE1-BB74-52D6055DDC81}'.
  • MSOSYNC.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft Office 15 Sync Maintenance for tjm-PC-'tjm tjm-PC'.
  • msoia.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • MSOSYNC.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft Office 15 Sync Maintenance for Toshiba-PC-Michael Toshiba-PC.
  • msoia.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn.
Startup File (User Run)
  • lync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Lync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\lync.exe" /fromrunkey.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE'.

How do I remove Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview 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 Plus 2013 Preview, 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 Plus 2013 Preview.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.05%
Windows 10 15.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.77%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.23%
Windows 8 2.15%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.51%
  Iran 11.63%
  India 5.52%
  Spain 4.94%
  Indonesia 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  Canada 2.91%
  Romania 2.62%
  Brazil 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%
  Egypt 2.03%
  France 1.74%
  Thailand 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.19%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 14.88%
ASUS 12.09%
Toshiba 6.98%
Samsung 6.51%
Lenovo 2.79%
Alienware 0.93%
Intel 0.93%
MSI 0.93%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.98%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 3.88%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.10%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.33%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.55%

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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