outlook.exe file purpose and description:
Outlook.exe is a executable software module that would have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The exact folder location for this file is also shown to you below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere on your computer. This way you can always verify if your file is the correct one or not. This outlook.exe software is known as "Microsoft Outlook Email", it is the main program or task for the email software called Outlook. This comes with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, but it is also found on desktop home computers as they come preinstalled with Outlook Express. This outlook.exe file is considered safe and is not virus, spyware, or adware related software. (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)
This is an executable program.
Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE is where this is found. Note that the path may change as different versions of outlook become available.
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, outlook.exe 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 outlook.exe 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.