What is tiworker.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is tiworker.exe?

tiworker.exe is part of the Windows Module Installer Service. TrustedInstaller.exe is its parent process and both work together to provide Windows Updates for your PC. Without tiworker.exe Windows Update cannot work properly, and you will no longer reliably get updates for your PC.

tiworker.exe Microsoft Corporation tiworker.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

tiworker.exe stands for Windows Update Trusted Installer Worker Process.

What does tiworker.exe do?

Provides Windows Updates.

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Why does tiworker.exe access the network?

While investigating tiworker.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to servers controlled by Microsoft to provide Windows Updates.

App All apps 400 KB/s tiworker.exe windowsupdate.microsoft.com 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire tiworker.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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