You may have noticed that sometimes when you perform an action on some file an error message appears saying “FileAccessDenied”, “You need permission to perform this action” or “You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this file”. This happens because the owner of the file is Trustedinstaller. If these statements appear on your screen then you need to change the owner of the file.
- 1 What is TrustedInstaller?
- 2 How to Fix “You require permission from Trustedinstaller” error?
- 2.1 Method – 1:
- 2.2 Method – 2:
- 2.3 How to fix TrustedInstaller.exe problems?
- 2.4 FAQ
What is TrustedInstaller?
It is part of the Windows resource protection (WRP) technology which is implemented by Microsoft to protect the core windows system files. This system provides protection for the .dll .exe, .ocx, and .sys files. They cannot be replaced, modified or deleted by any other user even by an administrator. Only Windows Module Installer service (TrustedInstaller.exe) can modify these protected files. But sometimes some experts require to modify them they can do so with the following methods.
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Some people also reported issues related to TrustedInstaller.exe process. Even some people consider it as a virus or malicious process. But actually, it is a legitimate process.
How to Fix “You require permission from Trustedinstaller” error?
Method – 1:
To fix this issue you need to change the ownership of file/folder. Follow the steps below:
Step – 1: Right-click on the properties of file/folder.
Step – 2: Click on the security tab on the Properties window.
Step – 3: Click on advanced tab to bring up another permission window.
Step – 4: Click on the change button nearby the owner information. A new window will appear.
Step – 5: Type the “users” in the “Enter the object name to select” field and then click on apply and OK.
Step – 6: Click on another OK and the only window opened left should be Properties with security tab.
Step – 7: Under the Security tab, click on the edit button and then choose your User or “users” and then click on “Full Control” checkbox, all the checkboxes will be selected. Click on Apply and then on OK.
Step – 8: Now you can easily delete the file as you are the owner of the file with full control permission.
Method – 2:
There is another method by which you can fix this issue. If the above method is not helping you then use this one to take ownership of the file. This process is much simpler than the one mentioned before and it will not consume much of your time. So just follow the steps given below:
Step – 1: As an administrator, open the Command Prompt and type “takeown /f” full path of the folder or drive” /R/D/ Y.
Step – 2: You can use this method for executable files like “takedown / “C:\Windows\regedit.exe”. By using this method you will be able to take the ownership of regedit executable.
How to fix TrustedInstaller.exe problems?
Step – 1: Update Windows
You should begin by updating the Windows installation you have on your computer – a process that will basically repair any of the problems and issues that your computer could have. Microsoft is continually releasing updates for its Windows applications, which means that you really need to update your system with all available updates to ensure the smooth operation of your PC.
You can update your PC by using the guide below:
- Click ‘Start’
- Click ‘All Programs > Windows Update’
- Download all the available updates for your system. This will allow you to download all the updates that your computer requires to run, allowing your PC to run much smoother and efficiently than before.
Step – 2: Clear The “Problem History” of your PC
The ‘problem history’ of your computer is what Windows uses to help it record any problems or issues that your computer could have had. If you are seeing the trustedinstaller.exe application taking up 100% CPU resources of your system then you should clean out any of the records that are inside part of your system, allowing your computer to run more faster and smoother as a result. Here is a guideline about what you need to do.
- Click Start > Control Panel
- Select Problems, Reports and Solutions
- Click Click Solution and Problem History and then follow the steps.
- Confirm your decision
- Exit the Problems Reports and Solutions Window and close Control Panel.
This will free up any of the settings that your computer will be storing inside the Problems Reports and Solutions applet of your system, freeing up resources that may be taking up too many of these files.
Step – 3: Stop The “Windows Installer Module” which runs TrustedInstaller.exe
Another good way to stop the TrustedInstaller.exe errors your PC is to stop the “Windows Installer Module” from running.
- Press “Windows Key + R” on your keyboard
- Type misconfig when the Run box opens
- Click Continue when the administrator authentication prompt is displayed.
- Click on the System Configuration tab
- Click on the Services tab
- Locate and uncheck the Windows Module Installer tick box.
- Click OK save your changes and exit the dialog box.
- Next open Services Window again and change the Startup type of Windows Module Installer.
Why TrustedInstaller.exe is utilizing high resources of the system?
Actually, this process is normal while windows update is in process. But if you are noticing continuous consumption of high resources it can be a sign of malware infection. In such type of case, I will recommend you to scan your computer with a reputed antivirus.
Can I disable or remove it?
Though you can do so, we don’t recommend as it is for your PC’s security. It can affect the Windows updates, Installations and uninstallations.
Is TrustedInstaller malware?
Possibilities are less, but we can deny it if you have not installed any antivirus then viruses can play with it. If you are unable to delete or modify system files, it is normal. But, if you are unable to delete or modify your personal files then it could be an issue.
How do I get permission from TrustedInstaller to delete files?
If you want to get permission from TrustedInstaller to delete files then please follow the Method – 1 illustrated above.
How do I disable TrustedInstaller?
If you want to disable TrustedInstaller then follow the steps given below:
Step – 1: Run your device and then select Control Panel.
Step – 2: Turn on classic view and select Problems, Reports, and Solutions.
Step – 3: Clear Solutions and Problems history in the left panel.
Step – 4: Confirm your decision
Step – 5: Exit the Problems report and Solutions Window and Control Panel.