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VersionsAdditional versions

6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.07%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.07%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.07%
15.0.4454.1000 0.97%
15.0.4433.1506 0.07%
15.0.4420.1017 1.66%
15.0.4420.1017 1.45%
15.0.4128.1022 1.25%
15.0.4128.1019 0.07%
15.0.4128.1014 0.62%
15.0.4128.1014 0.21%
14.0.4730.1010 38.69%
14.0.4730.1010 3.60%
12.0.6413.1000 0.21%
12.0.4518.1014 40.69%
11.0.5525 10.31%

ose.exe

Office Source Engine by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove ose.exe
Version:   6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   1e166c230cb72baf5aac3aaad308f0dc
SHA1:   36bc793ed8c85d7ab838842194cd3d59be7500e3
SHA256:   c6496aa0dacef986316286194ebe0a4cacf7d7d0bb0ec2b1aa095915f4baa162

Overview

ose.exe runs as a service under the name Office Source Engine (ose) within the local user context. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows Vista and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:ose.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Office Source Engine
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\source engine\ose.exe
File version:6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:6.0.6000.16386
Size:178 KB (182,272 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, December 7, 2009
Expiration date:Monday, March 7, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.564145
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'ose' (Office Source Engine)
  • 'ose64' (Office 64 Source Engine)
  • ose64
  • 'ose'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00020091%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00012372%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00007720%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,125 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:7,282,871/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.54 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.7 MB
Private (minimum):344 KB
Non-paged memory:1.54 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:42.36 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):44.71 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:424 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):5.18 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,695/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:31 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:6 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:82
600
GUI GDI count:26
103
GUI USER count:139
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe"
Owner:User
Windows Service
Service name:ose
Display name:Office Source Engine
Description:“Saves installation files used for updates and repairs and is required for the downloading of Setup updates and Watson error reports.”
Type:Win32OwnProcess

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows 8.1 6.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8 1.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
21 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 30.15% of Office Source Engine.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 24.72%
Hewlett-Packard 15.36%
ASUS 12.73%
Lenovo 11.24%
Toshiba 10.49%
Acer 9.74%
Intel 4.49%
Compaq 3.00%
GIGABYTE 2.62%
Samsung 1.87%
Sony 1.50%
American Megatrends 0.75%
NEC 0.75%
Sahara 0.37%
Alienware 0.37%
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