What is olicenseheartbeat.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is olicenseheartbeat.exe?

olicenseheartbeat.exe is part of Microsoft’s Office software. This part of the software checks with Microsoft’s subscription services to make sure you are getting the software features you paid for. If you cancel or change your Office subscription this .exe will get alerted, then make changes to your Office software on your PC.

Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

olicenseheartbeat.exe stands for Office License Activation Heartbeat.

What does olicenseheartbeat.exe do?

Makes sure you paid for Microsoft Office.

Is olicenseheartbeat.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if olicenseheartbeat.exe is safe or malware.

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Why does olicenseheartbeat.exe access the network?

While investigating olicenseheartbeat.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in the USA we found it connects to prod.nexusrules.live.com.akadns.net. It connects to that Microsoft controlled server to see if your Microsoft Office subscription payment is up to date. If it isn’t up to date your license is terminated. It is not recommended that you block this executable or you may not be able to use your paid Microsoft Office License.

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