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What’s AddInProcess.exe (AddInProcess.exe)? Is it safe or a virus?

AddInProcess.exe is a process related to the Microsoft Office suite. It is used to manage add-ins within Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. Add-ins are third-party programs or utilities that can be integrated into the Office suite to provide additional functionality.

AddInProcess.exe helps to load, manage, and run these add-ins within the Office environment. It ensures that add-ins are properly integrated and executed without causing any conflicts or issues with the Office applications.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes AddInProcess.exe (AddInProcess.exe)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of AddInProcess.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is AddInProcess.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the AddInProcess.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find AddInProcess.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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