Noticing a loss of computer performance, users turn to the Task Manager, where you can see what exactly creates a high burden on resources. Often, once the Microsoft Office package is installed, you’ll notice over-consumption by the Microsoft Office Click-to-Run process, which is capable of shipping the system, including when the package applications are running, which raises some suspicions. No, the service is not malicious software. It is a component going with a package of office applications. What task does it perform, and how to deal with the excessive workload? We’ll look into it.

What Microsoft Office Click-to-Run’s Process Means

The component, whose name on the Russian sounds like “Click and Work,” is responsible for updating the office suite automatically promptly. The process file is performed by OfficeClickToRun.exe, and it follows C:Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun, hence the start. The service responsible for starting the process is usually present on computers where software is downloaded over the network. As for the load, its increase is observed when downloading or checking the availability of updates.

Considering what this component is, Microsoft Office Click-to-Run, let’s also note that it starts in the background and allows the user downloading the package to start working with the application as part of the set even before the software has been fully loaded on the computer.

Can I turn it off?

It is not recommended to remove the module, as this may affect the further operation of the software. If Microsoft Office Click-to-Run significantly loads the system, it is advisable to disable the component. There are several ways to do this.

Disconnecting in account properties

For Microsoft Office to no longer be updated, and therefore the process does not expend system resources. Automatic updates can be turned off in the account settings used when the key was activated so that the Product Information block needs to select “Update Options” and then the item responsible for disabling Office updates.

Through the “Services” snap

The method involves:

  • You can go to Windows services in various ways, such as using the Win’R console and the services.msc command. An alternative option is to deploy the process in the Task Manager, click the PKM by the name of the service (in the menu, choose the option “Open services”);
  • In the service management window, you’ll need to find the right software, and then in its properties, choose the option “Disconnected” and stop the work at the touch of the appropriate button, then, applying the changes, reboot the computer.

If the package applications are no longer working as a result of the ClickToRunSvc shutdown, we set the manual start-up type in the service properties so that the process will start only with the start of office programs, not with Windows.

Disconnect in the System Configuration window

To complete the task:

  • Open the window with the Run console and msconfig commands.
  • In the open window, we go to the “Services” tab.
  • We find in the available Microsoft Office list “Click and work,” remove the tick near this item and apply the settings.

Via Command Line

Another working option is to use the terminal and the right team in it:

  • Open the Command line on behalf of the administrator, move from the Start context menu, or access it with the Run window and cmd command;
  • In the terminal, you can use the sc stop ClickToRunSvc command to disable the process (after you enter the Enter command);
  • Then we use the command sc config ClickToRunSvc start’ disabled(ban on automatic inclusion after the birth of Windows);
  • Reboot the computer and check to see if the method has worked.

While the component consumes resources moderately, the load increases significantly when it completes finding and installing updates. If you install Microsoft Office without a built-in auto-update option, the problem will be solved by itself, so you shouldn’t throw away this option either.

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