Windows Modules Installer Worker: High CPU Usage on Windows 10 (TiWorker.exe)

The Windows Module Installer Worker is a frequent problem in Windows 7/8/10. This is a typical problem where Windows Modules Installer Worker uses more than 50% of its CPU. Some other indications are a fan always on which is a noisy and heated system.

Stick to this complete guide and learn how you can solve the high CPU usage by Windows Modules Installer Worker in Windows 10/8/7.  What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?

What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?

Windows Modules Installer Worker (TiWorker.exe) is an automatic Windows update service that updates your applications in the background.

What is TiWorker.exe in Windows 10?

TiWorker.exe (Windows Modules Installer Worker) is the other name where you will find it in the details tab of the Windows Task Manager. Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing: ctrl + alt + delete to see the high CPU / disk usage of the Windows module installer.

Is the Windows module installation worker safe?

The background process leads to CPU consumption without you knowing it, since it is automated. If the update is heavier, it may take longer but it will not remain there forever.

1. Wait and see the Windows module installation worker

Watch for how long the Windows module installation worker takes his task. If it is unusual there may be something wrong and move on to solution 2.

2. Run an antivirus scan

If you do not have a good antivirus, you can run a Windows Defender scan on your PC. A possible malware could be hidden behind the name TiWorker.exe. If the scan is successful and no threats are detected, verify solution 3.

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3. Ask Windows for help on the Windows module installation worker

Run Windows Trouble Shooter and check if Windows can detect any anomaly. There is a great opportunity for Windows 10 to identify problems. Open the troubleshooter by typing Troubleshooter at startup.

4. Listening to all  Windows module installer worker: listening to all stethoscope icon

Everyone will recommend disabling automatic updates. This will cause your system to fall behind and run the risk of security threats because your system will not be updated. Periodic security updates of Microsoft keeps it safe and is for your benefit.

There are two ways to limit automatic updates and get rid of the high CPU / disk usage error.

a) Establish a measured connection

In a measured connection, Windows cannot download and install updates on its own, as it will be expensive if it is a measured connection.

  1. How to activate the measured connection using WiFi? [19659021] Click on the WiFi button> Go to Your WiFi properties> Configure your connection as a measure or Click here .
  2. How to activate the measured connection using the Ethernet connection?
    Click here [19659024] b) Turn off automatic Windows updates

    We will not recommend this method, but if you think there is no other way, you can do so. Remember to set a reminder to install the latest updates manually. Click here to learn how to disable automatic Windows updates to repair the Windows module installer worker.

      Verify CPU temperature

    Computer temperature monitoring is very important, especially when the CPU temperature is too high. Sometimes you can feel the heat … Read more

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