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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.07%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.07%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.14%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.07%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.34%
15.0.4454.1000 0.96%
15.0.4433.1506 0.07%
15.0.4420.1017 1.65%
15.0.4420.1017 1.45%
15.0.4128.1022 1.24%
15.0.4128.1019 0.07%
15.0.4128.1014 0.62%
15.0.4128.1014 0.21%
14.0.4730.1010 38.50%
14.0.4730.1010 3.58%
12.0.6413.1000 0.21%
12.0.4518.1014 40.50%
11.0.5525 10.26%

ose.exe

Office Source Engine by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove ose.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   b918311a8e59fb8ccf613a110024deba
SHA1:   a9a64a53d2d1c023d058cfe23db4c9b4fbe59d1b
SHA256:   e1f7612086c2d01f15f2e74f1c22bc6abeb56f18e6bda058edce8d780aebb353

Overview

ose.exe runs as a service under the name Office Source Engine (ose) within the local user context. It is installed with a couple of know programs including DeviceManager published by eInstruction, DeviceManager from eInstruction and DeviceManager by eInstruction. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 64 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:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:676.5 KB (692,736 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

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
 
7% remove
eInstruction
5% remove
WhiteBoard
4% remove

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:0.01961285%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.01042441%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00918845%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:77,458 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:30/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:9.16 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):14.12 MB
Private (minimum):12.74 MB
Non-paged memory:9.16 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:94.68 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):100.7 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:14.88 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):15.06 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:12
12
Handles:188
600
GUI GDI count:112
103
GUI GDI peak:132
142
GUI USER count:41
49
GUI USER peak:47
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:64-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

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
osk.exe (Accessibility On-Screen Keyboard by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.06563215%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.03924421%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.02638794%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:1,868,653/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:20/sec
79/sec
Memory:688 KB
1.16 MB
WINMM.dll
Total CPU:0.02150353%
Kernel CPU:0.01945778%
User CPU:0.00204575%
CPU cycles:414,311/sec
Memory:236 KB
tabskb.dll
Total CPU:0.00303287%
Kernel CPU:0.00263794%
User CPU:0.00039494%
CPU cycles:41,024/sec
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:456 KB
gdiplus.dll
Total CPU:0.00002403%
Kernel CPU:0.00001201%
User CPU:0.00001201%
CPU cycles:181/sec
Memory:2.09 MB

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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