What is wordicon.exe?

wordicon.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

wordicon.exe is usually located in the 'c:\WINDOWS\Installer\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about wordicon.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

wordicon.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

wordicon.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number61469ecb000400000065

VirusTotal report

None of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the wordicon.exe file.

None of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the wordicon.exe file.

Folder name variants

wordicon.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\WINDOWS\Installer\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

wordicon.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.

wordicon.exe has stopped working.

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

wordicon.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with wordicon.exe. 49% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 79 users.

User vote results: There were 39 votes to remove and 40 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with wordicon.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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Roger Karlsson writes

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The version of wordicon.exe listed here is digitally signed by Microsoft, so it's a legitimate file.

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# 11 Feb 2013, 2:08

James Leigh writes

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Hi Roger
Just had a problem come up when I try to attach a Word file to an email and as soon as I press "Attach" and before I can select the file the wordicon.exe file downloads followed by the words "Blocked for security reasons" in red lettering. Hence I can't send any attachments at present. Do I have to locate and delete the file wordicon.exe to overcome this problem? and if so, would any other problems be likely to arise as a result?

# 31 Mar 2015, 5:23

strix writes

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It appeared on my computer at work.

# 20 Sep 2021, 8:38

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