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Threat Assessment
Overall Risk: Unknown
Security: Unknown
Productivity: Low
System Integrity: Unknown

winword.exe error information


Winword.exe is the core exe file that is used to start the Microsoft Word Application. This file is extremely vital for the operation of the Microsoft Office application suite and hence should not be removed or deleted. Winword exe errors result from corruption of exe file or illegal entries in the registry corresponding to winword exe group. Common Winword exe errors are shown below:

Winword.exe groups are identified in the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\ WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winword

Each value under this key represents a separate Winword group and appears as a separate instance when you are viewing active processes. Any corruption caused in the aforementioned registry hive can be a cause of winword.exe application error.

Each value under this key represents a separate group and appears as a separate instance when you are viewing active processes. Any corruption caused in the aforementioned registry hive can be a cause of winword.exe application error.


It is highly recommended to Run a Free System Scan to automatically identify and resolve the winword.exe error, optimize memory, CPU and Internet Settings.

winword.exe Common Error Messages

  • winword.exe error
  • winword.exe application error
  • winword.exe problem
  • winword.exe application error 0x745f2780...
  • winword.exe has generated errors...
  • winword.exe network service error
  • winword.exe application error the instruction at...
  • winword.exe process error

winword.exe General Information


Microsoft Corp.

Belongs to:

Windows Operating System

Folder Path:


Size Reported:

728456-947000 KB

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Security Risk (1-5):



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Recent Comments

From: John ReynoldsDate: February 16, 2019

Thanks for the info guys ! I have had trouble with viruses and spyware in the last few weeks thanks to a friend who plugged his laptop into mine as a network when I was downstairs. I'm still worried obviously that I may be infected somewhere even though the virus scanners and spyware scanners are saying i'm clean. Not that i've had any symptoms recently but i'm just being cautious. Is it possible that there is a hidden exe somewhere than my virus scanners are not detecting that perhaps winword.exe could be loading each time I load my computer?

From: MuthuDate: February 15, 2019

you should normally have quite a few winword.exe running processes at the same time. Depends on what software you use. It's a System process.

From: HeatherDate: February 13, 2019

I've seen something similar at work. One machine had a buggy installation of Automatic Updates. It just kept on assigning more and more resources to AU (I guess, because the problem was worked around by disabling the service).

The symptom was that winword.exe grew and grew at about +60 MB/hour and at the end of a workday it would have consumed over 400 MB of memory and constantly use 99 % of the CPU time. Needless to say, your solution fixed my winword.exe problem.

From: RidgecatDate: February 12, 2019

When my computer was on, my cpu spikes to 100% every 3-4 seconds on and off. I've figured out that winword.exe is causing this problem but i didn't know how to fix until I read this article. Everything looking good now.

From: Adam R.Date: February 9, 2019

When my memory usage gets too high, I naturally open one of the programs I have to refresh/restore my memory. I know that, odds are, its presence is worse on my memory than how much it frees, but it comforts me.

One thing I've found interesting is that one of the 7 winword.exes I have running at all times is a major memory hog. We're talking upwards of 25-35 meg of memory. If I use CachemanXP to reduce its memory usage, it goes down to around 7 for a while.

If I kill this winword.exe, I lose sound. Winamp won't play music, dings and bleeps won't bleep and ding, etc.

But the solution mentioned here is right on the money. The scanning tool fixed my registry conflicts and all the memory issues are history now. Thanks!

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