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What’s OfficeC2RClient.exe (Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Client)? Is it safe or a virus?

OfficeC2RClient.exe is a process associated with Microsoft Office Click-to-Run, a technology used for the installation and updating of Microsoft Office products.

This executable file is responsible for managing the installation and update process for Office applications, including handling the download and installation of updates, as well as managing user settings and preferences. OfficeC2RClient.exe runs in the background and automatically checks for updates, ensuring that users have the latest features and security patches for Office apps.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes OfficeC2RClient.exe (Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Client)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of OfficeC2RClient.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is OfficeC2RClient.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the OfficeC2RClient.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find OfficeC2RClient.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 9, 2024

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