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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

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

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: OfficeClickToRun.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OfficeClickToRun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,774,104 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 2,443,960 bytes and 32 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 24% 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 15% dangerous. The file size is 2,804,976 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 2,869,432 bytes and 18 more variants. The program has no visible window. OfficeClickToRun.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. 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 365 - en-us or Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 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  

Summary: Average user rating of OfficeClickToRun.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.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: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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