TrustedInstaller.exe hogging memory

  hawthorn59 01:50 AM 19 Jun 12


After a recent reinstall of Windows 7, I notice a high CPU usage most of the time. In task manager I see that TrustedInstaller.exe is constantly using anything from 10% to 60%, mostly about 50%.

What is this and what can i do about it??



  birdface 07:36 AM 19 Jun 12

Switch Microsoft automatic updates off and see if it goes away.

  Nontek 07:45 AM 19 Jun 12
  KRONOS the First 08:01 AM 19 Jun 12

Stop the Windows Module Installer That Runs Trustedinstaller.exe

a. Click onStart, in the Start Search box, type “msconfig” without the quotes and then press Enter.

b. Click Continue whenUser Account Control prompt is displayed.

c. In the System Configuration window that is displayed, open the Services tab.

d. Locate and clear the Windows Module Installer check box.

e. ClickOK save your changes and exit the dialog box.

f. Next, open Services window by typing “services.msc” without the quotes in the start search field.

g. Double-Click on Windows Module Installer.

h. Change the Startup type of Windows Module Installer to Manual.

i. Click Apply.

j. If the services status is running, click on Stop button.

k. Click OK.


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