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how to i COMPLETELY delete trustedinstaller?

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  • hello,

    I am an IT-manager in education. so i sometimes need cmd taskmanager etc etc. but there is one thing that is bothering me..

    trusted installer, this is my online account therefor i am administrator. i just need to get rid of this. i don't feel the need of buying windows 7 profressional.

    my pc is all standard. it's almost new. it is the asus k53s(if that helps any)

    the things i tried:

    1. made myself full acces(to cmd)

    2. fully denied trustedinstaller

    3. i even tried programs. didn't work either

    i really hope someone can help me here.

    yours sincerely

    SF

    PS: i apologize in advance for my english. i know it is not perfect. but i hope you guys can understand.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:59 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    TrustedInstaller.exe is Windows Module Installer service which is part of Windows Resource Protection.

    Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is a technology that restricts access to certain core system files, folders, and registry keys that are part of the Windows installation. WRP prevents files with .dll, .exe, .ocx, and .sys file extensions from being modified or replaced.

    Protecting these key resources is important to overall system stability, and, as such, they can only be modified by the Windows Module Installer service (TrustedInstaller.exe). If someone with administrative rights attempts to modify or replace a file that is protected by WRP, he will be presented with the message "Access Denied".

    If you change TrustedInstaller settings, you put your system at risk and your system may not function properly. It’s not suggested to remove it.

    However, if you still want to disable it, you can try to disable User Account Control (UAC) which uses the Trusted Installer account.

    Meanwhile, I listed detail steps to take ownership of file/folder.
    1. Please navigate to the target file/folder.
    2. Right-click on the file/folder and choose Properties.
    3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click Edit-> Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group.
    4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".
    5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button.
    6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox.
    7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows 7 to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.
    8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.

    Hope it helps.

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:58 AM
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  • When you say trusted installer?  Do you mean Windows Installer 4.5?  Are you talking about click once deployment? 
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:36 AM
  • Hi,

    TrustedInstaller.exe is Windows Module Installer service which is part of Windows Resource Protection.

    Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is a technology that restricts access to certain core system files, folders, and registry keys that are part of the Windows installation. WRP prevents files with .dll, .exe, .ocx, and .sys file extensions from being modified or replaced.

    Protecting these key resources is important to overall system stability, and, as such, they can only be modified by the Windows Module Installer service (TrustedInstaller.exe). If someone with administrative rights attempts to modify or replace a file that is protected by WRP, he will be presented with the message "Access Denied".

    If you change TrustedInstaller settings, you put your system at risk and your system may not function properly. It’s not suggested to remove it.

    However, if you still want to disable it, you can try to disable User Account Control (UAC) which uses the Trusted Installer account.

    Meanwhile, I listed detail steps to take ownership of file/folder.
    1. Please navigate to the target file/folder.
    2. Right-click on the file/folder and choose Properties.
    3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click Edit-> Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group.
    4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".
    5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button.
    6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox.
    7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows 7 to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.
    8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.

    Hope it helps.

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Your english is fine. But all you did was copy/paste.

    This doesn't help us disable Trusdtedinstaller.exe, which takes up a GODLY amount of my processor.

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:06 PM
  • I do not have an answer to your question... however I actually found this utility that will help to restore TrustedInstaller as owner if you find yourself having to change owners on a directory that TrustedInstaller is the default. 

    How to Restore “TrustedInstaller” as Default Owner of a File, Folder or Registry Key in Windows

    Hope it helps.  Good luck.


    AnonYmous

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 2:41 PM
  • Your company's idiotic placement of automated 'system security' over accessibility has managed to install tablet PC interface software to my desktop. Fortunately Microsoft did actually bother to create a backend so that I am not permanently locked out of my own [vulgarity deleted] computer by your inane attempts to make computing as lazy as humanly [vulgarity deleted] possible.


    Saturday, August 31, 2013 1:41 AM
  • I too am infuriated by this attitude problem MS has. I need permission from MY COMPUTER to delete WMP! my computer wont let me stop unnecessary resource hog programs from slowing it down. Like it's a stubborn grandma who has diabetes and it refuses to take insulin. Maddening!
    Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:40 PM
  • i for one have just purchased my last pc.  I give it a year and then I am off to MAC.

    Long live Apple!

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 2:19 AM
  • no they are talking about the file

    TrustedInstaller.exe


    Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:23 PM
  • To completely disable "Trustedinstaller" Simply go into main hard-drive's properties then make "administrators" own the hard-drive. After just remove all permissions to "SYSTEM" and grant all permissions to your computer (will be listed as the computer name) and administrators, then boom youre done.
    • Proposed as answer by TheFreakMan Friday, June 27, 2014 10:01 AM
    Friday, June 27, 2014 10:01 AM
  • sorry if my English isn't the best but does this mean i never can get rid of one of my top hated applications? If possible please send some sort of guide to get rid of it, or maybe you at windows made some sort of deal? With bing?!  sorry for my very aggressive behavior. 
    Monday, June 30, 2014 1:38 AM