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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,610
United States Rank #1,126
Reach 0.4219%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.15 days
623.85 days >
Average installed length: 327.79 days


11.0.8173.0 84.92%
11.0.7969.0 0.58%
11.0.6361.0 0.31%
11.0.5614.0 14.19%

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Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003

What is Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003?  (from Microsoft)

Solve the challenges you and your business face with Microsoft Office 2003. Microsoft Office 2003 is designed to help you improve your productivity and achieve better results. Powerful new functionality behind familiar and easy-to-use applications will let you take on today's demanding business challenges. The new Micr...  Read more


Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 11.0.8173.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 WINWORD.EXE. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,142,403 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 66% of users of Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{90120409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: Czech (Czech Republic)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003

Program executable:WINWORD.EXE
Name:Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office Word
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
Microsoft Word is a commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is currently the most common word processor on the market.
Additional files:
  • PROFLWIZ.EXE - Microsoft Office Save My Settings/Profile Wizard
  • Oice.exe - Microsoft Office Isolated Converter Environment
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • WAVTOASF.EXE - Wave To ActiveMovie Stream Converter (Wave to ActiveMovie Stream Converter)
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • excelcnv.exe - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft Office Excel)
  • Moc.exe - Microsoft Open XML Converter
  • PPCNVCOM.EXE - PowerPoint XML-Binary File Format Converter
  • PPTVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer
  • VPREVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Visio Previewer
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Object)
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Office 2003
  • GRAPH.EXE - Microsoft Office 2003 component
  • POWERPNT.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • WINWORD.EXE - Microsoft Office Word
  • WORDVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Word Viewer
  • XLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Excel Viewer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D755A752-2736-437A-8856-96F70114AD2C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EXCEL.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSOffice\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE'.
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001648465%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009848%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006637%
0.015104% 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

How do I remove Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Standard 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 Standard 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 Standard Edition 2003.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.53%
Windows 10 17.94%
Windows XP 17.45%
Windows Vista 12.97%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.40%
Windows 7 Professional 9.57%
Windows 10 Home 7.39%
Windows 8.1 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.63%
  Germany 8.36%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  Canada 3.25%
  France 2.63%
  Sweden 2.06%
  Australia 1.37%
  Italy 1.34%
  Poland 0.81%
  Taiwan 0.76%
  Norway 0.63%
  DK 0.63%
  Austria 0.53%
  New Zealand 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.79%
Dell 24.47%
Acer 12.28%
Toshiba 9.00%
ASUS 5.09%
Intel 3.17%
American Megatrends 2.93%
Sahara 2.48%
Lenovo 2.18%
Samsung 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.91%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.16%

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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