Windows Modules Installer Worker – When you start noticing your computer’s fans spin up and you feel it getting hotter without any reason, then you should try Task Manager or you might have got a message “Windows Modules Installer Worker” using a lot of CPU and disk resources. This process, also known as TiWorker.exe which is a part of the Windows Operating System.
Today you are going to understand exactly, what is Windows Modules Installer Worker, and how does it work on your PC, or why it is there on your Windows PC.
So, let’s begin this in-depth information guide on Windows Modules Installer Worker:
What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?
As per the description of this feature, it is a Windows system process that doing some system changes such as enables installation, modification, and removal of Windows updates and options components.
Windows 10 automatically install operating system updates with the help of Windows Update option, so this process works in the background for installing updates automatically.
However, if you try to uninstall the update or add or remove an optional Windows feature, then the Windows Modules Installer Worker option will also start working automatically.
While the process is known as Windows Modules Installer Worker on the normal processes tab in Windows 10’s Task Manager, its file name is TiWorker.exe, and you will check that displayed on the details tab.
Microsoft always releases some updates on “Patch Tuesday”, the second Tuesday of every month. So, they might also release updates on other days too, if the upcoming update is important for Windows users.
If this process starts using a lot of CPU memory, so it means that your Windows PC has just downloaded some new updates from Microsoft.
You don’t need to restart your computer to install these updates, but Windows always does some updating work in the background, so you can continue using your PC while installing updates.
How to Disable Windows Modules Installer Worker?
You’ll find some never to follow advice on the web that you should disable the Windows Modules Installer System service to prevent stop the functionality of this feature.
At the same time, some others also recommend setting your network connection to “metered”, that will prevent Windows from automatically downloading and install any updates. This will prevent the Windows Modules Installer Process from activating, but your PC won’t install any critical security updates that can protect you from malware such as WannaCry Ransomware, which exploited a bug patched two months before it was released. Avoiding OS updates isn’t good for your PC, and we at WindowsPCSecrets never recommend you to do this.
But, YES you can install updates manually, but the Windows Modules Installer Worker process that will run after a manual update, anyway. It is good to just bite the bullet and allow the TiWorker.exe process to occasionally do its thing. This is just how Windows installs updates, and it’s good for you.
Is it a Virus or Something Else?
As we mentioned above that it is a part of Windows, and we haven’t seen any signal about it where it works like Malware as it is the Windows Modules Installer Worker or TiWorker.exe process. However, if you’re concerned about malware, it’s always a good idea to run a scan with your preferred antivirus program to check if anything wrong with the program.
So, below we are going to give you two methods to fix this if you want to fix it then follow below methods:
Method #1: Change Automatic Update Process to Manual
- First, press Windows + R keys together and type services.msc.
- Look for the Windows Module Installer and open the settings.
- Switch the start type to manual, and repeat this step for the Windows Update Service.
- Open the control panel and tap on Windows Update.
- On the left side, you can check the option of change settings, and switch it to Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
- Now, reboot your computer.
By following this step, you can set the windows update process to manual, and it means the high CPU usage by the Windows Modules Installer in Windows 10 respectively Windows 8.1 should be fixed easily. At least, it is no longer starts in the background. You set the Windows Update to manual, so you have to start the update regularly by yourself.
Method #2: Download Windows Update Troubleshooter Program
Here we are going to share a better and easier method to the high risk and high CPU usage caused by the Windows Update process:
- First, you need to download Windows Update Troubleshooter and run the diagcab.
- The tool will check the registry keys and more the resolve the problems, it will maybe take some time, so be patient and don’t shut down the window.
- Once, it is finished the tool should say “Troubleshooting has completed”.
- Click the close button and restart your Windows PC.
Hope, these methods works and help you to fix it. Do you have any other solutions for the high CPU problem caused by the Windows Modules Installer Worker? If YES, please leave us a comment and as mentioned we had the issue with Windows 8.1 as well as under Windows 10.
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