Windows 10 and Windows 8 is a great operating system, but it has many small issues. Windows users see tons of unwanted errors and messages popping up. Sometimes it is tough to find that any virus caused the error or any Windows app failure. Runtime Broker is a Windows official Exe file. It was introduced in Windows 8, and it remains in Windows 10 also.
What is Runtime Broker Exe Windows 10 and Windows 8?
Windows Runtime Broker EXE works to verify that all the Metro apps are declaring all the permissions which they are using. Runtimebroker Exe Windows 10 is official by Microsoft, and it is not a virus or installed by any third party software.
Why Runtime Broker Windows 10 is using High Memory?
It uses a very Low memory and CPU resources when active. It uses around 20-40 MB of memory in the idle state, but when you launch a Metro app, it starts using more resources almost 500-700 MB.
You will not see any increase in resource usage when you launch the 2nd app or any number of app. Once you close all the Universal Metro app, the resource usage will again decrease to 20-40 MB. If Runtime Broker is not behaving like this and using more resources all the time, then you need to make some changes to make it work properly.
Control High CPU usage of Runtime Broker Windows 10 and 8.
1. Disabling “Get Tips, Tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.”
When running in the background, it uses 0% of CPU, and when you launch a Metro app, it spikes near to 20-30%. After some time settle back to 0%. This the usual behavior of Runtime broker but if it is not working like this, then you need to fix it. If you see continues CPU usages of 20-30% then it is not functioning properly. A small fix will be to disable all the background Metro apps. If any Metro app is not running, and then also you see a spike in usage the follow below steps.
Windows 10 shows some occasional Notifications and tips, tricks. In some cases, these notifications act as Universal Metro app and increase the CPU usage. The good thing is that you can easily disable it and solve the problem.
Go to Settings > System > Notifications & Actions, and now you need to turn off the notification option.
If it is misbehaving for the first time, then you can start Killing it. Just go to Task manager and find Run time broker. Right-click on it and choose ” End Task.” Restart your computer after this, and your system should start behaving correctly.
If above two methods didn’t work for you, then any Universal Metro app is causing app. Try updating all the apps so that the new update can solve the problem. Try uninstalling any new Metro app which you installed recently. Most Windows users do use Metro app, and I think you can easily find any software to replace that Metro app.
2. Disabling “Updates From More Than One Place” (P2P Updates).
Microsoft is trying to push Windows 10 to as many people as they can. That’s why they are taking the strict steps for update notification. With Windows 10 Microsoft introduced a P2P system to push the updates files. It means that once you download files from Microsofts server, then your system starts Uploading the data to another system on Internet as well as the computers on the same network. Many peoples have reported that this feature is the reason why Runtime Broker is using vast resources.
- Open settings. Press Windows + I or search for Settings in Cortana.
- Now Click on “Update & Security” (The Last option).
- Under “Update Settings” section click on “Advanced Options.”
- Now click on “Choose how updates are delivered.”
- Turn Of This feature.
This thing is working for many peoples, and you should try this before trying anything else.
Use Windows Registry to Diable Runtime Broker EXE.
If everything fails for you then this the ultimate method. It will directly disable RuntimeBroker from the registry. You will not face this issue again, but you will not be able to you Microsoft Windows Store and modern app. Follow these below steps.
- Hits “Windows + R“. Type regedit and hit Enter.
- Now you need to navigate to the bellow mentioned file.
- Now double click on “Start” file. Now change value data from “3” to “4”.
In future, if you want to use Microsoft Windows store or any Modern app then change it back 3.
Is Runtimebroker.exe is a Virus?
Many people think that they are dealing with any Virus. But Runtime Broker is official Windows component. There is an easy way to verify that your RuntimeBroker is not compromised or replaced by any virus. Go to Task manager and then right click on Runtime Broker process now choose “Open File Location.” If the file is stored at Windows\System32 your sure that any virus does not infect your file.
If you still want to confirm then, you can run a Virus scan to verify that.
Can I Disable Runtime Broker?
You can not permanently disable it, but you can temporarily End the task. It will restart itself as soon as you End it. If it is working properly then it takes a small amount of resource so, you don’t need to kill the process. If you End Runtime broker then for few minutes the universal Metro apps will not work properly.
Runtime Broker is essential for privacy setting of the Metro app so you should not kill it.
What are .exe files?
Exe files stand for executable files, just like runtime broker, there are basically a step of instructions which have to be followed by the computer strictly, to carry out a particular function, the time a user double-clicks the process they automatically put these instructions into actions designed by the Microsoft ( a software developer )
Every software application on your device is using a process to manage them for smooth functioning.
Why do we have EXE errors?
As they are very useful for the devices, the viruses disguise themselves into such software processes; they are distributed from spam emails and malicious websites. They end up affecting your computer terribly.
In addition to these such files can infect and affect other files and processes working as well. They even lead to error messages in Windows 8 Pro and other new programs. That is why our first suggestion is that one should always scan the downloaded software first before using it, if you do not find these processes in your systems 32 folders then you should scan them first to avoid any error later.
When do we face these errors?
We face these.exe processes errors when the computer is about to start, or around program startup, or when we are trying to use a particular function in the program.
Following are the usual runtime broker.exe error messages one might face.
- “RuntimeBroker.exe Application Error.”
- “RuntimeBroker.exe is not a valid Win32 application.”
- “RuntimeBroker.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
- “Cannot find RuntimeBroker.exe.”
- “RuntimeBroker.exe not found.”
- “Error starting program: RuntimeBroker.exe.”
- “RuntimeBroker.exe is not running.”
- “RuntimeBroker.exe failed.”
- “Faulting Application Path: RuntimeBroker.exe.”
Effect on your CPU storage due to the Runtime Broker.exe
Runtime Broker is nothing but a process in Windows that enables you to manage application permissions on your computer. In the normal conditions, space is taken up by this application should not be more than a few MB, and if it exceeds then one has to take steps for it, although there are certain cases where the Runtime Broker takes up about 1Gb space.
With such unusual PC space, there are chances that the processor’s performance and might even end up spoiling the whole computer and reducing the lifespan of the computer, in the real-time the runtime broker eats up a lot of space of your RAM as it is a defaulted application already.
Uses of Runtime Broker.exe process in your Task Manager
- The process in the task manager is responsible for checking and maintaining your metro application and permitting them that if they can function on your device.
- The process also lets you know if that particular application will run on your phone or no.
- It also works on how the applications work, for instance, ?an apps ability to take web snapshots?.
- The runtime broker process works as a link between the applications and the security of your computer.