Is microsoft office.lnk safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of microsoft office.lnk:









File purpose and description:

Microsoft Office.lnk is a file which is related to Microsoft Office software. The file location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This microsoft office.lnk is a shortcut which takes to the Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. This is not required in your startup. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
microsoft office.lnk

File type:
This is a shortcut link

File or folder location:
You can find this file on your drive at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Microsoft Office.lnk


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, microsoft office.lnk may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of microsoft office.lnk on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!