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If you have installed SharePoint 2010 as part of Office 2010 Suite and want to reinstall it, there is a good chance that an error will prevent the installation of Office 2010. This is just one example among many where you may encounter such a problem when upgrading from Office 2007.
The Office 2010 installer prompts you to completely remove SharePoint 2010 before reinstalling a new version. How can I completely delete SharePoint 2010 if Office 2010 has not been uninstalled correctly? This question will surprise you again and again, but we have a solution for you.
What is grooveex.dll?
The original grooveex.dll file is a Microsoft Office software component of Microsoft Corporation.
“Grooveex.dll” is a Microsoft or BHO (Browser Helper Object) extension for the Internet Explorer browser. It is installed with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher, in “C:\Program files\Microsoft Office\OfficeVV\grooveex.dll”, for traditional MSI installations, or “C:\Program files\Microsoft OfficeVVV\root\OfficeVVV”, with Click-to-Run (The “VV” is the Microsoft version indicator for Office : “14” for Office 2010, “15” for 2013 and “16” for 2016). It allows a user of SharePoint Workspace or its Microsoft replacement OneDrive for Business (ODFB) product to open remotely synchronized shared libraries in the browser window and select the Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Visio files to open by these Office applications. It works with the old Groove.exe synchronization client installed by SharePoint or ODFB. If the new OneDrive.exe synchronization client is used, Grooveex.dll is not used. Note that the presence of grooveex.dll causes file name management problems for Adobe CreativeCloud products such as Premiere. Microsoft Corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA.
Is Grooveex.dll safe?
Although the actual grooveex.dll file is not a security threat, your first task is to determine if the file is secure. There are many malicious imitators who are able to disguise themselves as DLLs and other types of files to prevent them from being detected by security scanners.
And the vast majority of these malware will try to go as far as possible in your system file – and grooveex.exe is a perfect target. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you don’t have to deal with a security breach.
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We found confirmation that this particular file is also used by some malware with stealth features. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you do not face a security threat.
Of course, the biggest gift is to check if you have SharePoint or OneDrive installed. These are the only two real applications that provide this dynamic link library file. Older Office versions can be installed without the specific program, but this no longer happens with the latest Office versions.
Note that there is no reason to have this file copied to your computer if you have not installed any of these programs – unless it is a residual file left by a previous installation, or malware.
If you suspect that the file may not be authentic, take a look at its location. If the location is different from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office and you have not installed your Office tools in a custom location, the probability of dealing with malware is very high.
You can confirm that this is malware by downloading the file into a virus database such as VirusTotal. This will determine whether the security threat is real or not. Visit this link (here), download the grooveex.dll file and wait for the results to be generated.
Can I stop or delete grooveex.dll?
Many processes that are not running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. grooveex.dll is used by’Microsoft Office 2010′. It is an application created by Microsoft Corporation.
If you no longer use Microsoft Office 2010, you can permanently remove this software and grooveex.dll from your PC. Press Windows + R simultaneously and enter ‘appwiz.cpl’. Then search for Microsoft Office 2010 in the list of installed programs and uninstall this application.
How do I know if grooveex.dll (grooveex.dll) has been uninstalled properly?
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then launch Windows Explorer and check if there is still a folder under C:\Program files with the name of the software. Make sure that you also search the register for grooveex.dll remains. run “Regedit” and search under “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” > “Software” for grooveex.dll or the name of the producer. Always remember that only a computer expert should delete entries directly from the Windows registry.
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