ocraware.exe is an optical character recognition application (OCR) and is used by OmniPage from ScanSoft. This process provided the functionality to scan and transfer text from a printed form to an editable form on the PC.
Non-system processes like ocraware.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues