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Should I remove Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #596
United States Rank #594
Reach 1.1329%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.72 days
316.21 days >
Average installed length: 166.14 days


11.0.8173.0 98.56%
11.0.6506.0 1.37%
11.0.6412.0 0.07%

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Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003

What is Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003?  (from Microsoft)

View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don't have Word installed. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions.


Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 11.0.8173.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named misc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 873 KB (893,952 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 50% of users of Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4
Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{9085041F-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{90850409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 873 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003

Program executable:misc.exe
Additional files:
  • BIDI32.DLL - Bidi32 (BIDI32 DLL)
  • FileFormatConverters.exe
  • GDIPLUS.DLL - Microsoft GDI+
  • INTLDATE.DLL - Microsoft Office 2003 (Microsoft Office 2003 component)
  • WORDVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Word Viewer
  • wordview_de-de.exe

How do I remove Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Word Viewer 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 Word Viewer 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 Word Viewer 2003.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.21%
Windows 10 23.38%
Windows Vista 11.33%
Windows XP 10.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.92%
Windows 7 Professional 9.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.62%
Windows 10 Home 7.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.99%
  Germany 8.39%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  France 4.12%
  Canada 3.25%
  Italy 3.03%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Australia 1.50%
  Poland 1.21%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Spain 0.98%
  Russia 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Dell 24.77%
Acer 17.27%
ASUS 7.88%
Toshiba 5.55%
Samsung 3.51%
Lenovo 2.95%
Intel 2.72%
American Megatrends 1.62%
Sahara 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.93%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.32%
ASUS All Series 3.20%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.10%

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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