Some users are facing Runtime Broker’s high CPU usage issue, and they consider it as a virus while it is a legitimate Windows process.
In this article, I will educate you what is Runtime Broker and How to fix it.
Runtime Broker is a system process in Windows 10 that manages app permissions between the Windows apps, like a universal Windows apps and the apps installed from the Windows store.
RuntimeBroker.exe is an executable file located in the System32 folder on Windows 10.
In short, as the name suggests, it can be described as a security broker or a trader between your security and applications.
Some users have experienced issues with it, where the process is consuming almost all or too much of the CPU which causes the system to go slow.
As per Microsoft, in normal circumstances, Runtime Broker shouldn’t use more than a few MB of memory, but in some cases, it uses even 1GB of RAM or more. If it is showing above 15% usage of memory, it means there is a serious issue with the Runtime Broker.
Such High CPU usage affects the processor’s performance and, in time, it can shorten its lifespan.
If Runtime Broker causes high CPU usage, try out the workarounds listed below to fix this issue.
Now restart the system. Now you can check the existence of the Runtime Broker in the Task Manager. You will not find it there because it has been disabled. Don’t worry! It’s Turn Off and does not adversely effects the PC.
Note: You can also use the Ctrl-Shift-Esc key combination to open the Task Manager.
However, please note that killing Runtime Broker from the Task Manager is a temporary solution. Runtime Broker will once again launch itself when you restart your computer and you start using Windows Apps.
That’s it. Use the above-mentioned solutions and celebrate your success because you have fixed the Runtime Broker consuming high usage.
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