Windows 10: Windows Installer on restart

  1.    25 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows Installer on restart


    In the last couple of weeks, when I reboot the system there is a popup message "Windows Installer, Preparing to Install". The only option is to "Cancel". If I wait about 3 seconds it disappears, but on the next reboot it returns. Any ideas on what may be causing this behavior?
    Last edited by Sir George; 25 Oct 2015 at 14:07.
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  2. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       25 Oct 2015 #2

    Sounds like Virus or malware behavior. Check your system for viruses, use Malwarebytes and NOD32.

    You can also check your Startup in Task Manager, and also most important, check your Task Scheduler. If you don't see the reason in those, then it most probably is a virus. Both Eset and Malwarebytes have a trial period.
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  3.    25 Oct 2015 #3

    XweAponX said: View Post
    Sounds like Virus or malware behavior. Check your system for viruses, use Malwarebytes and NOD32.

    You can also check your Startup in Task Manager, and also most important, check your Task Scheduler. If you don't see the reason in those, then it most probably is a virus. Both Eset and Malwarebytes have a trial period.
    I realize I haven't posted in this forum very often, but I am familiar with keeping my system clean. There is no detection of any malware or virus by 5 different vendors software. I have looked at all the entries in "Autoruns" from "Systinternals", now part of MS, and nothing appears to out of the ordinary.

    I appreciate your suggestions and should have mentioned some of the steps I have already tried.
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