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Information about osa.exe file

File: osa.exe
Name: Microsoft Office XP component
Product: Microsoft Office XP
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

"osa.exe" launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. Some users claim there's no difference with or without it but it isn't required anyway. It is not Required at Startup. (Osa9.exe is the Office 2000 variant)

You can obtain detailed information about osa.exe and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

User feedback

There were 328 user requests for that file. 8 users classify it as harmless. 3 users classify it as not so dangerous. 5 users classify it as neutral. 2 users considered the file to be suspicious. 5 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete osa.exe. 3 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingOffice Startup Assistant Alex
RatingMicrosoft Office Startup Assistant that is loaded at start-up and improves performance by handling automation, Office fonts, certain Office commands, and Outlook notification. micxz
Ratingit's next to useless
RatingOne wonders why Microsoft developed it Hunter
RatingOne wonders no more. End task and rename/delete executable. :-P no more
Ratingit causes cpu to run at 100% robm
RatingYes Why???? It's the more useless program of the history of computer science! Paolo
RatingI was running the word 2002 Help- Detect and Repair command and a pgm I have that watches over the start-up menu advised me that OSA,exe is being added to the start menu. ****
Ratingit is a waste of RAM and CPU. disable it! one wonders...
RatingWhat is being referred here is about the time,when you are closing any application. Nebie
RatingIt's worse than useless. Sometimes it's a resource hog, taking up all your cpu time at startup.
RatingBuganfällig, hohe CPU Auslastung = 100% Benchmarker
RatingIt's the best to search whith properties and paths Sole_72
Ratingit runs with no problems
Ratingit delay the open of all office file however the file will be opened faster once I kill the service Eric
RatingCauses CPU to peg at 100% with no visible gain. And no loss when you remove it from your startup folder. Bruce Johnson
Ratingmy ms word and excel sometime hang when opening - killing this process makes them work fine. other times it is okay. This is on windows 2000. brian
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