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

TencentOCR.exe is a file associated with Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited's app "TencentOCR".

This application is a tool for optical character recognition (OCR), which is a technology that can extract text from images or scanned documents. TencentOCR.exe is likely the executable file that runs the OCR process within the app. When the app is used, TencentOCR.exe will process the image and extract any text present, making it available for editing or copying. This can be used for various purposes such as converting images of documents into editable text, translating text from images, or extracting data from images for analysis.

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Who makes TencentOCR.exe (TencentOCR)?

We’ve found Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited should be the publisher of TencentOCR.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.

Last updated: March 29, 2024

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