Microsoft Office Software Protection Platform

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Brandonn2010, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I know whenever I run an Office program, this process will start. I assume it has to do with piracy. However, once I quit an Office program, the process (OSPPVC.EXE) is still running. What exactly is it doing? Should I keep ending it when I'm done with Office, or am I being paranoid?
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    I vaguely recall that this is Microsoft's online debugging system for Office. It works with the diagnostics tool.

    Yes, anyone?

    I wouldn't worry about it. Microsoft knows everything about you, anyway ;)

    It's not an anti-piracy tool, but it only works after activation.
     
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    Ah, I was wrong. It's apparently the process to verify Office 2010 activation status. From the answers link:

    Is it really that much of a resource hog?
     
  5. er34

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    That may be valid for Google but not for Microsoft.
     
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