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Should I remove Microsoft Visio Professional 2010?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,819
United States Rank #3,234
Reach 0.1421%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.83 days
304.46 days >
Average installed length: 159.97 days


14.0.7015.1000 61.76%
14.0.6029.1000 30.56%
14.0.4763.1000 7.68%

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Microsoft Visio Professional 2010

What is Microsoft Visio Professional 2010?  (from Microsoft)

Visio Professional 2010 takes diagramming to a bold new level with dynamic, data-driven visualization tools and templates, and advanced sharing through the Web. Bring the big-picture and real-time data from multiple sources, including Excel, Microsoft SQL Server, and SharePoint lists, together in one powerful diagram. ...  Read more


Microsoft Visio Professional 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 VISIO.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,113,398 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 56% of users of Microsoft Visio Professional 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: salliemaecentral.com/is/solcenter/general.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall VISIOR /dll OSETUP.DLL
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visio Professional 2010

Program executable:VISIO.EXE
Name:Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Visio
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\VISIO.EXE
Additional files:
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • ACCICONS.EXE - 2007 Microsoft Office system (2007 Microsoft Office component)
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Office Excel
  • excelcnv.exe
  • GrooveStdURLLauncher.exe - GrooveStdURLLauncher Utility
  • INFOPATH.EXE - Microsoft Office InfoPath (Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007)
  • CNFNOT32.EXE - Microsoft Office Outlook (Outlook Conflict Note)
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Object)
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • GROOVE.EXE - Microsoft Office Groove
  • GrooveMigrator.exe - Groove Migrator Utility
  • BCSSync.exe - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • EDITOR.EXE - Microsoft code editor
  • GROOVEMN.EXE - Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Monitor
  • GrooveMonitor.exe - GrooveMonitor Utility
  • MSACCESS.EXE - Microsoft Access
  • MSOSYNC.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Cache
  • MSOUC.EXE - Microsoft Office Upload Center
  • NAMECONTROLSERVER.EXE - Microsoft Office Contact Retriever
  • ORGWIZ.EXE - Organization Chart Wizard command line exe
  • PROJIMPT.EXE - Project Import Wizard command line exe
  • TLIMPT.EXE - Timeline Wizard command line exe
  • VISIO.EXE - Microsoft Visio
  • WINPROJ.EXE - Microsoft Project
  • GrooveAuditService.exe - Groove Audit Service
  • DRAT.EXE - Groove DRAT Utility
  • GrooveClean.exe - GrooveClean Utility
  • ONENOTE.EXE - Microsoft OneNote
  • ONENOTEM.EXE - Microsoft OneNote Quick Launcher
  • OUTLOOK.EXE - Microsoft Outlook
  • MSOO.EXE - Microsoft Office
  • OOBESTUB.EXE - Microsoft Office Out of Box Helper
  • SELFCERT.EXE - SelfCert (Create a self-signed digital certificate)
  • IEContentService.exe
  • misc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • 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}'.
2 Services
  • GROOVE.EXE runs as a service named 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service' (Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service).
  • GrooveAuditService.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service' (Microsoft Office Groove 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.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • GrooveMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GrooveMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 07\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe".
  • BCSSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BCSSync' which loads as "C:\Program Files\zer0\office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GROOVE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programe\Office 2007\Office12\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:29.35 MB
Total CPU:0.2149500942%
Kernel CPU:0.05110667%
User CPU:0.16384343%
CPU cycles/sec:1,398,638
I/O reads/min:3.14 KB
I/O writes/min:1.28 KB
Memory:17.78 MB
Total CPU:0.0018971279%
Kernel CPU:0.00131395%
User CPU:0.00058318%
CPU cycles/sec:214,912
I/O reads/min:5.44 KB
I/O writes/min:3.19 KB

How do I remove Microsoft Visio Professional 2010?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visio Professional 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 Visio Professional 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 Visio Professional 2010.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.82%
Windows 10 20.86%
Windows XP 1.82%
Windows Vista 1.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.10%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.69%
Windows 10 Pro 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.23%
  Germany 6.95%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  Canada 2.76%
  Netherlands 2.68%
  Australia 2.18%
  Brazil 2.06%
  Italy 1.14%
  South Africa 0.92%
  Poland 0.89%
  Switzerland 0.84%
  Austria 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%
  Belgium 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.39%
Hewlett-Packard 25.50%
Acer 8.00%
ASUS 6.52%
Toshiba 5.09%
Lenovo 4.52%
Samsung 2.69%
Intel 2.46%
Apple 0.80%
MSI 0.57%
Sony 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.88%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.48%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.94%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.14%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.14%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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