The Runtime Broker Process (RuntimeBroker.exe) was introduced by Microsoft in Windows 8 and is still going on in Windows 10. This process helps in managing the app permissions and ensures their satisfactory working. Unfortunately, it can throw a fit now and then, causing increase CPU load and intermittently usage of system memory, leading the system to curb.
When the Universal Windows Apps (Windows Store apps, side-loaded apps, or OS apps) launch, it causes the Runtime Broker to activate. Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) can monitor the activation of Runtime Broker.
Table of Contents
- 1 Where to find Runtime Broker Information?
- 2 How To Fix Runtime Broker From Causing High CPU Usage Errors?
- 2.1 Fix 1: The Quick And Temporary Fix.
- 2.2 Fix 2: Disable Get Tips And Tricks And Suggestions.
- 2.3 Fix 3: Looking For A Malfunctioning Application.
- 2.4 Fix 4: Decrease The Number Of Applications Running In The Background.
- 2.5 Fix 5: By Changing The Windows Spotlight To The Pictures
- 2.6 Fix 6: By Disabling The P2P Update Functionality.
- 2.7 Fix 7: To Check Runtime Broker As A Legitimate Windows Processor.
- 3 Conclusion
Where to find Runtime Broker Information?
As is mentioned above that Windows Task Manager can monitor Runtime Broker.
Therefore, under the process or detail section in Windows Task Manager, one can find the working state of Runtime Broker.
How To Fix Runtime Broker From Causing High CPU Usage Errors?
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Fix 1: The Quick And Temporary Fix.
This fix works if only the RAM usage is relatively high and the functioning of your system is not adequate. Malfunctioning of an app can be the root cause of this situation.
If the Runtime Broker uses more than 15% of the memory, it is advisable to end the process for better system functioning. To do so, follow these steps:
- Using the short-cut Ctrl+Shift+Esc open the Windows Task Manager.
- Under the processes section, right-click on Runtime Broker.
- A dialogue box will appear; select End Task.
- Restart the PC for proper functioning.
Note: This is a momentary solution only; Runtime Broker will launch again when Universal Windows Application starts.
Fix 2: Disable Get Tips And Tricks And Suggestions.
All the features in Windows 8 or above, which the Universal Windows Application does acquire, prompt the Runtime Broker process execution.
This framework is the fundamental cause of why the Runtime Broker process caused high CPU usage errors when the user started no Windows applications.
Disabling the tips and tricks suggestion of the application from the settings windows can fix the problem. To do so, follow these steps:
- Click on the Windows icon, a context menu will appear. Select the Settings.
- In the Settings windows, select the System.
- From the left pane of the System Windows, you will be able to access Notification & Actions.
- From the current windows, disable “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.”
Fix 3: Looking For A Malfunctioning Application.
A high load on the memory disk caused by Runtime Broker can lack the performance of the PC. The malfunctioning of an application might cause this scenario. To restrict that, follow these steps:
- If the malfunctioned application is unnecessary, try uninstalling it and thus removing the issue permanently.
- If the malfunctioned application is necessary, try to look for the updates and download it. Restart your PC and look for the issue again.
- If the steps mentioned above don’t resolve the issue, try reinstalling the application and restart your PC.
Fix 4: Decrease The Number Of Applications Running In The Background.
Applications running in the background can slow down the computer because they will continue to function even if not in the foreground. To prevent such situations, follow these steps:
- To open the Settings windows, press Windows+I.
- In the Settings windows, select the Privacy option.
- From the left pane of the Privacy windows, select the Background Apps.
Now you can toggle any application that might affect your system performance or which are unnecessary. By doing so, the application would no longer be able to send any notifications.
Fix 5: By Changing The Windows Spotlight To The Pictures
Windows Spotlight might cause your PC to work slow due to its background activities. You can toggle this function via these steps:
- Open the Settings Window (Windows+I).
- Click on the Personalization option.
- From the left pane on the Personalization window, select the Lock Screen option.
- Now switch the Windows Spotlight option to the Picture option.
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Fix 6: By Disabling The P2P Update Functionality.
Receiving and downloading updates without notice can cause a massive load on the memory disk.
Since in our PC, there are various applications which can work efficiently without any updates. So to prevent such unnecessary updates, follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open the Settings windows with short-cut Windows+I.
- Now select the Update & Security option from the Settings windows.
- Select the Advanced Options from the current windows.
- Directly from the Advanced Options windows, toggle the options off according to your necessity.
Fix 7: To Check Runtime Broker As A Legitimate Windows Processor.
It is necessary to check whether the Runtime Broker is running as software or a virus.
The primary key to do so is to find the location of the RuntimeBoxer.exe. Follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).
- Under the Processes section, spot the Runtime Broker process.
- Right-click on that option and select the “Open file location” via the dialogue box.
After opening the file location, the address should be similar to c:\windows\system32\.
So, to sum up, Runtime Broker act as a middleman. We should keep in mind that Runtime Broker doesn’t cause any high CPU usage or load on the memory disk; it is the malfunctioned applications or the notification system utilizing it.
Rebooting your system could also be taken under consideration to tackle the problem of high CPU storage error.
How to reboot:
- Save all the necessary work.
- Restart your PC.
This classic troubleshooting process can help to clear out all the temporary files and can resolve the issue.
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