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What is OfficeClickToRun.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the OfficeClickToRun.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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OfficeClickToRun.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Office Click-to-Run or Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (SxS) or Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (PreSxS)

belongs to software Microsoft Office (version 365 - en-us, 365 ProPlus - en-us, 365 Business - en-us, 365 Home Premium - en-us, 365 Small Business Premium, 365 ProPlus - es-es, 365 - ru-ru) or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2016, 2013) or Microsoft Office Home and Student (version 2013, 2016) or Microsoft Office Home and Business (version 2013) or Microsoft OneNote (version 2013 - en-us) or Microsoft OneNote Home and Student (version 2016) or Microsoft Project Professional (version 2016) or Microsoft Office Professional (version 2016, 2013) or Microsoft Publisher (version 2013 - en-us) or Microsoft OneDrive for Business (version 2013)

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: OfficeClickToRun.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. OfficeClickToRun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,443,960 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 2,774,104 bytes and 39 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/officeclicktorun.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The OfficeClickToRun.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. OfficeClickToRun.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Microsoft provides direct support (office.microsoft.com). You could uninstall Microsoft Office 365 - en-us or Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify OfficeClickToRun.exe related errors

If OfficeClickToRun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 7% dangerous. The file size is 3,699,904 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 3,698,888 bytes and 56 more variants. The program has no visible window. OfficeClickToRun.exe is not a Windows core file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. OfficeClickToRun.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Microsoft provides direct support (office.microsoft.com). You could uninstall Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 or Microsoft Office 365 - en-us from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as OfficeClickToRun.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the OfficeClickToRun.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

I got rid of my OfficeClicktoRun.exe file by going to task manager and clicking 'stop task'. The file had 0kb but was preventing me download a printer driver
  Julian S   (further information)
You disable the process and your windows office will not run
  goingnuts  
It run in the background, using up 100MB of data everytime it runs.... Seems to be incoming/downloading CRIKEY..!!
   
i don't use office at all.this process is using my internet.can i stop it....is linked with any other application other than office
  UZair Ahmad  
seit ca 2 Monaten keine verlässliche Information auf Eingaben in MS-Office
   
Appeared after installation of MS Office 365.
  Brian  
I stopped it and office is running
  W P Frencken  

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Summary: Average user rating of OfficeClickToRun.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think OfficeClickToRun.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving OfficeClickToRun issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OfficeClickToRun. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the OfficeClickToRun.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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