What is Runtime broker in Windows 10, 8, 7 [High Cpu] - YouProgrammer

What is Runtime broker in Windows 10, 8, 7 [High Cpu]

If you are Reading this article about Runtimebroker in windows then you probably have seen this Runtimebroker.exe on your Window PCs task manager and you want to know more about it because you have seen some incredibly increment on CPU and Memory usages on this process of runtimebroker.exe.

What is Runtimebroker in Windows 10, 8, 7

Runtimebroker is a process on windows which determines that the apps we got from window store typically known as metro or Universal apps in windows are properly giving all permissions like location and microphone access etc. Because this process is running in the background so we are not able to directly see what is going on that so we can clearly see the increments and decrements of CPU and Memory use in the task manager.

when Runtimebroker is not running then it takes few megabytes (around 20-40mb) of space but when we launch or run the windows apps or Universal apps then it rises to 400-500mb or Gigabytes sometimes.


After closing the Universal apps it again goes down to 20-40mb.


Why Runtime broker uses too much memory!!

Runtimebroker usually gets triggered by Universal apps which takes high CPU, and if the process ends, all currently open apps will immediately fully close. But If it’s using more than 15% of your memory then you probably have an issue with an app on your PC.

How to stop/disable Runtimebroker.exe

If your RAM use is very high and your PC is running slowly then an app may be the cause of this problem, So to stop this you need to follow below steps:

  1. press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open task manager Or you can use the search option and directly search for Task manager.
  2. Then on the process tab, check how much memory Runtimebroker is using, if it using more than 15% of your memory then you probably have some issue on it.
  3. Locate Runtimebroker in task manager and Right click on it, then select End task.runtime broker in task manager to end taskNote: Before ending the task from task manager you must close the app first.

Is Runtimebroker.exe a virus!!!

Absolutely not, because it use to give permission to Microsoft products and it is an official Windows component.

But sometimes there must be similar name virus, and to check that it is virus or not we must go through below steps:

  1. Locate the Runtimebroker.exe or the similar one.

Right click and select open file location, If it shows the location in system32 folder then it probably not any kind of virus and if it shows any other location or different location then you must delete all the related file to prevent your system from this virus and after that you should also scan your system with a good antivirus , so there will be no possibility of being slow performance of your system and it will be safer as long as these kinds of executable files will be far away to your system.

Hope after reading this you are very clear with this point Runtimebroker in Windows and if you have any query related to this article then you can ask any question in the comment section below.


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