What is OSE.EXE?

OSE.EXE is part of Office Source Engine and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the OSE.EXE version information.

OSE.EXE's description is "Office Source Engine"

OSE.EXE is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

OSE.EXE is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about OSE.EXE.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on OSE.EXE:

Product nameOffice Source Engine
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionOffice Source Engine
Internal nameose
Original filenameose.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2002-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version11.0.5525
File version11.0.5525

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameOffice Source Engine
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionOffice Source Engine
Internal nameose
Original filenameose.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2002-2003 Microsoft Cor..
Product version11.0.5525
File version11.0.5525

Digital signatures [?]

OSE.EXE has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number61071143000000000034

VirusTotal report

None of the 51 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the OSE.EXE file.

None of the 51 anti-virus programs detected the OSE.EXE file.

Filename variants

OSE.EXE may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

OSE.EXE may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to ose.exe:

ose.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

ose.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Office Source Engine has stopped working.

End Program - ose.exe. This program is not responding.

ose.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

ose.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 1 vote to remove and 23 votes to keep

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