You may have seen the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe file on your Windows. What it is? Is it a virus? Should You Remove it? How to fix the CefShre.BrowserSubprocess.exe high CPU issue? This post from MiniTool provides answers for you.

What Is CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe

What is CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe? CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is an executable exe file belonging to the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess process, which is provided with the AOL Desktop Gold software developed by the CefSharp Authors software developers.

CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is required in a specific program or device (such as Razer Cortex or Razer Synapse) installed on your PC.

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Is CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe a Virus

Is CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe a virus? You can determine if CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is a virus by checking its location. Usually, this file is located in C:\Program Files (x86) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Services\Razer Central\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Cortex\Cef and such.

Should You Remove CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe

Under normal circumstances, since this .exe file only occupies 14,848 bytes of RAM space, it will not cause errors such as PC freezing or disk high CPU usage. However, some Trojan horse programs or files may also pretend to be CefSharp BrowserSubprocess and cause problems.

Thus, if the file causes a high CPU issue, you can remove the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe.

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How to Fix CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe High CPU Issue

In this part, we will focus on how to fix CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe CPU and memory usage. Here are 2 methods for you.

Fix 1. End the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe -Related Processes

The first and simplest way is to end the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe in the Task Manager. To do so, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Right-click the Startup menu and select the Task Manager from the context menu.

open Task Manager

Step 2. Right-click the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe from the list of processes and select End Task from the pop-up menu.

Step 3. If the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe-related process runs in the background, you can disable it. Go to the Startup tab, right-click the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe from the list of installed programs and select Disabled.

Fix 2. Delete the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe Files

The first method can fix the high CPU usage problem temporarily. If you find the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe file outside the C:\Windows\system32 folder, delete it through the steps below:

Step 1. Press Win + E keys to open the File Explorer, and then find the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe file.

Tip: Here you can press Ctrl + F keys to open the search box, and then type CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe and hit Enter. Then wait for Windows to search for the file.

Step 2. Right-click the file and select Open file location. Then select all the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe files and click on Delete. Don’t delete the files located at the C:\Windows\system32 folder.

Final Words

To sum up, this post has introduces “what is CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess” and if it is a virus. Besides, you can know should you delete it and how to fix the high CPU issue. If you have better ways to solve this issue, you can post it in the comment section below and you will be replied soon.

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