What does the OfficeClickToRun.exe file do?
The OfficeClickToRun.exe process is also known as Microsoft Office Click-to-Run and is a part of 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, as the case may be, Microsoft OneNote (Version 2013 - en-us). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of OfficeClickToRun.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Office Click-to-Run has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Office Click-to-Run has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OfficeClickToRun.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OfficeClickToRun.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OfficeClickToRun.exe Microsoft Office Click-to-Run
OfficeClickToRun.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OfficeClickToRun.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,443,960 bytes (8% of all these files), 2,266,296 bytes as well as 36 other variants.
It is the service "ClickToRunSvc".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. OfficeClickToRun.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A OfficeClickToRun.exe file has a 7% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 3,699,904 bytes (7% of all these files), 2,981,056 bytes as well as 34 other variants. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The OfficeClickToRun file is not part of the Windows operating system. OfficeClickToRun.exe is capable of supervise programs.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves OfficeClickToRun.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about OfficeClickToRun?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft Office or Microsoft OneNote
To remove Microsoft Office Click-to-Run from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Microsoft Office or Microsoft OneNote in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OfficeClickToRun.exe (Microsoft Office Click-to-Run) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Office Click-to-Run or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or OfficeClickToRun.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.