When you open Task Manager, you will sometimes see an application called Microsoft Update Health in action. However, this application seems to have no effect and cannot be opened manually. So what exactly is Microsoft Update Health, please find out through the article below.
1. What is the Microsoft Update Health Toolkit?
Specifically, in April 2018, Microsoft released update KB4023057 through Windows Update. The purpose of this update is to ensure that your computer can install all future updates without any problems. Therefore, it comes with an application that does the autocorrect task: Microsoft Update Health Tools.
This application can be displayed in several places in Windows, but you cannot launch it manually because it can only run in the background. The tasks Microsoft Update Health Tools perform are:
- Ask your computer to stay awake longer when installing updates.
- Reset the network if there is a problem.
- Clean the Registry if it interferes with updating.
- Repair damaged Windows components.
- Compress files in the drive to make room for important updates.
- Reset the Windows update database to fix the problem if encountered.
Since Microsoft Update Health Tools is an application itself, it will show up among all other applications installed on your system.
To confirm if it is installed on your computer, first press Windows + CHEAP to open the dialog box Run. Here you enter ms-settings:appsfeatures and press Enter.
Scroll down until you find Microsoft Update Health Tools.
You can also find this app in Control Panel >> Programs >> Programs and Features.
The answer is that you can completely uninstall this application from your computer if you feel it is not needed or is having an error. But before you do that, you have to understand that deleting the app may cause the next Windows update to crash.
If you have the intention do not update to new versions of Windows, then Microsoft Update Health Tools is likely to become useless. So you can uninstall it by following 2 ways.
Return access to Run >> ms-settings:appsfeatures. You scroll down and find Microsoft Update Health Tools. Please click the button Uninstall to uninstall the app.
To uninstall Microsoft Update Health Tools is equal to Control Panel, please open Run and enter appwiz.cpl.
Click Microsoft Update Health Tools make the text turn green, then press Uninstall at the top of the list.
When asked to confirm, you choose Yes.
If you can’t find the app on your PC or deleted it. You can install MUHT manually by downloading the update KB4023057 on my computer. Please note to choose the x64 (64bit) or x86 (32bit) system version to suit the system!
After downloading, just open the file and the operating system will automatically be updated.
After learning about Microsoft Update Health Tools, you can rest assured that the application is appropriate and released by Microsoft. Therefore, it is not malware.