1.    17 Mar 2017 #1
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    InstallAgent.exe and InstallAgentUserBroker.exe


    Hi!
    I noticed that these two exe show up in my task list after about 2'30" from boot... I don't remember about them (maybe they came with the last W10 update). What they are in for? Can I prevent them from start?
    Thank You!
    Joe
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  2.    17 Mar 2017 #2
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  3.    17 Mar 2017 #3
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    Thanks. I deactivated App updates in Store's settings but it does nothing: InstallAgent.exe and InstallAgentUserBroker.exe are still there.

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
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  4.    17 Mar 2017 #4
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    You could try disabling Automatic App Updates in Task Scheduler (Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate).
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  5.    17 Mar 2017 #5
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    It does not help too...

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You could try disabling Automatic App Updates in Task Scheduler (Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate).
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  6.    18 Mar 2017 #6
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    ...this happens on my Win10Pro installed on my desktop PC ...and the weird things is that on the Win10Home installed on my notebook everything is fine: even if Automatic App Updates is enabled in Task Scheduler and and in Store settings, these two exe doesn't start up with Windows (InstallAgent.exe starts only when I start Shop and closes automatically when I close the Store).
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  7.    18 Mar 2017 #7
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    ...oh my gosh... while I was writing the previous post both exes disappeared from task list...
    of course i expect to find them there after the next reboot... let's see

    ***UPDATE***
    Of course there they were after the reboot... But I discovered that if I disconnect current user and I relog with the same user, these two exes won't load.

    EDIT: They starts the same but with about 5-6 minutes of delay.
    Last edited by JoeMcLutz; 19 Mar 2017 at 07:26.
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  8.    18 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMcLutz View Post
    even if Automatic App Updates is enabled in Task Scheduler and and in Store settings, these two exe doesn't start up with Windows (InstallAgent.exe starts only when I start Shop and closes automatically when I close the Store).
    I get the same on 10 Pro as you get in Home. InstallAgent.exe appears when I open store, InstallAgentUserBroker.exe appears (briefly) when I click on check for updates. When I close the store InstallAgent.exe ends again.

    If disabling the task doesn't work I'm no sure what to suggest. Something must trigger App updates when not in Store (because they definitely update) but I don't know what.
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  9.    18 Mar 2017 #9
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    Thanks anyway for your time... Let's see what it happens with the next Win10 update.

    EDIT: if I start Store after user disconnection and re-log, both IstallAgent.exe and InstallAgentUserBroker.exe start but don't close after I close the Store.

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I get the same on 10 Pro as you get in Home. InstallAgent.exe appears when I open store, InstallAgentUserBroker.exe appears (briefly) when I click on check for updates. When I close the store InstallAgent.exe ends again.

    If disabling the task doesn't work I'm no sure what to suggest. Something must trigger App updates when not in Store (because they definitely update) but I don't know what.
    Last edited by JoeMcLutz; 18 Mar 2017 at 08:32.
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  10.    20 Mar 2017 #10
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    Ok, I think I've solved this issue and I'd like to thank lx07 for addressing me to the Store.
    I opened the Store and I noticed four Apps in queue for an update (Mail, Calendar, XBox etc. all stuff I don't use) so I started every single update and I quickly cancelled it (I didn't see any "Cancel All" button/option).
    I restarted the PC and, yes: after about 2 minutes from boot I saw InstallAgent.exe appearing in my tasklist for few seconds and then closing itself (as it's supposed to be, imvho). No sign of InstallAgentUserBroker.exe (or it started and closed itself so quickly that my tasklist didn't intercept it ).

    So, if anyone has the same issue of these two "fellows" hangin' out in the tasklist... Just open the Store and cancel every pending app update in the list (by starting it before because, I repeat, I didn't see any "Cancel" or "Cancel all" option).
    I hope this helps.
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