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What is TrustedInstaller.exe?

TrustedInstaller.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if TrustedInstaller.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

TrustedInstaller.exe file information

The process known as Windows Modules Installer belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: TrustedInstaller.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file TrustedInstaller.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 194,048 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 26,112 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/trustedinstaller.exe.html 
The TrustedInstaller.exe file is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify TrustedInstaller.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TrustedInstaller.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TrustedInstaller.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

rustedInstaller.exe high CPU usage problem happens in random, and normally only last a few minutes.Dont worry. let it happen wait for 2-3 min.
  Engine steve   (further information)
TrustedInstaller.exe is the Windows Module Installer program used in the Windows Vista operating system. The process works in conjunction with Windows Integrated Update in Windows Vista.
  Alex   (further information)
You cant install SP1 on Windows Vista if you disable it but it can use 100% CPU sometime.
keeps adding media files that are just names
I gave it on my computer and it is not signed. It iis now going in Comodos sandbox.
  Wild Billl  
It was a virus, somehow my freinds sended it to me, and it gave all the rights to manipulate my computer. if that happens, give its rights away.
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It prevents me from removing unwanted files
  fred brown  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of TrustedInstaller.exe: based on 25 votes with 9 user comments.
6 users think TrustedInstaller.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 9 users suspect danger. 5 users think TrustedInstaller.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade TrustedInstaller.exe ("not sure about it").

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TrustedInstaller scanner

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