Outlook.exe remains in Memory and Task Manager after closing Outlook

Outlook.exe remains in Memory and Task Manager after closing Outlook, where the client complained about the Outlook.exe process continuing to remain in the Task Manager, even after closing the program. Each scenario was different, but I managed to fix it a couple of times. In this article, I’ll share those possible fixes.

Outlook.exe remains in memory

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In many cases, I have found that security suites like Kaspersky, Norton 360, etc., can cause Outlook.exe to hang. Each security software has an anti-spam plugin, which sometimes causes Outlook.exe to hang. So, in such cases, you may try to disable the add-in and see if it works. I would suggest using Office Ins to disable the add-ins because it is much easier than disabling the add-ins from the Add-in Manager of Outlook.

  • To get OfficeIns, close Outlook and download it from Nirsoft.
  • Open Task Manager and check to see if Microsoft Office is running. If it is, close it and then open Office Ins.
  • Select the Add-in and Right Click on it.
  • Find option called “Change Start Mode” and select “Disabled”.
  • Then select “Change Connect Mode” and select “No.” Once you disable the add-in, open Outlook and test it.

seen two scenarios where Team Viewer causes problems. In the first scenario, I had a client with a similar problem. There were no add-ins enabled, as I had disabled all of them. Then I installed Process Explorer and selected “Outlook.exe.” I went to the “View” menu and selected “Show Lower Pane.”

I scrolled through the handles and found TeamViewer files in each one. But there were no Outlook add-ins. I noticed this handle was near the minimize button.

I couldn’t find a way to disable it. So I went to “MSCONFIG” and disabled Team Viewer from “Startup” and “Services” and then rebooted the system. I opened Outlook, waited a few minutes, and closed it. It was no longer showing up in the Task Manager.

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