What is grooveex.dll?

Grooveex.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if grooveex.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Grooveex.dll file information

The process known as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Extensions or Microsoft SkyDrive Pro Extensions or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Office (version 64-bit Components 2010)

belongs to software Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit MUI 2010, 64-bit, 64-bit MUI) 2010, 64-bit MUI 2013, 64-bit MUI) or Microsoft Office (version 2010, 2013, 365 Home Premium Preview, 2003 Primary Interop, 365 ProPlus - en-us, 32-bit Components 2013, 365 ProPlus Preview, 14 system, 365 Small Business Premium, 64-bit Components 2013) or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010, 2013) or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Professional or Microsoft Office Office (version 32-bit Components, 64-bit Components, 32-bit) or Microsoft Office Visio (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Lync MUI (version 2013) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup

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Description: Grooveex.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Grooveex.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 4,221,328 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 4,171,424 bytes and 23 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E or D0498E0A-45B7-42AE-A9AA-ABA463DBD3BF. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. Grooveex.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with grooveex.dll, you may want to remove the entire program Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit Setup or Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit MUI 2010 using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as grooveex.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the grooveex.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

i suspect it might be a virus
Installed by Microsoft Office 2010. Makes the program ready to work with shared documents.
It's part of Office 2010 for Microsoft Groove integration nothing more. I may have clicked "Dangerous" because it's made by microsoft and all their programming is pretty tragic. But definitely not a virus.
Valid digital signiture from Microsoft. Microsoft sharepoint worksspace extentions. Part of Office 2010
It belongs to Microsoft Office. It is the SharePoint Workspace Extension, or SkyDrive Pro Extension. It is needed for document collaboration in teams.
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It has Browser Helper Object (BHO) which is a DLL that allows developers to customize and control Internet Explorer

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Summary: Average user rating of grooveex.dll: based on 22 votes with 6 user comments. 15 users think grooveex.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think grooveex.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving grooveex issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with grooveex. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the grooveex.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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