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Who are these Trusted installers

January 27, 2016 at 11:01:26
Specs: Windows 7
I have found on my computer many of these trusted installers. I do not want anyone taking over my computer. I as the owner of the computer have less rights to my content than they have. How do I get them off?

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January 27, 2016 at 11:47:26
Have you downloaded and installed some items of the web? If so then likely that is where they came from. A lot of download sites use their own download and/or installation managers; and it is possible that this is what you're seeing... Especially if you chose to run/install a given file rather than save it first, and then run it via your downloads folder. The latter approach (download/ save and then run) usually doesn't invoke any installer from the source - apart from one or two of the big players (Norton possibly; M$-land and likely a one or two video and audio utilities too?). Generally the better approach to use - save and "then" run/install anything off the web whenever possible...

Download - and save first - then run the following utilities which are safe to run; regularly suggested here; and free:"



JRT - junkwareremovaltool


There are others useful to run as well; but start with the fourabove.

Install each using the manual/custom option - NOT the proffered automatic... Watch for and uncheck all pre-checked boxes (so helpfully checked for you apart from the actual utility itself. That way you avoid installing all manner of stuff you neither need nor want; and much a PIA to eradicate.

JRT installs to the desktop from where you run it. It will open into dos style window - follow the instructions therein. It will reboot the system as part of its process. Retain any logs generated as they may be useful later...

edited to correct a couple of typos...

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January 27, 2016 at 12:11:52
Trustedinstaller.exe? It's a legit Windows file related to Windows Update but sometimes malware in disguise. If that's what it is, the programs listed by trvlr should wipe it/them out.

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January 27, 2016 at 19:52:58
Malware, Yes!
are maybe malware files. Look for a process explorer and find out if anything fishy like that runs on the background, and try the tools mentioned by trvlr to remove them.

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