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What Does USOCoreWorker.exe Do? Is It Safe? – Technipages


The USOCoreWorker.exe is a process that may sometimes appear on your Event Viewer’s list of events. If you want to learn more about it, keep on reading this guide.

USOCoreWorker.exe is a process that Windows 10 uses to search for updates. The OS also uses this process to install the latest updates and patches on your computer.

USO stands for Update Session Orchestrator. The latest Windows 10 OS versions use the Update Session Orchestrator instead of the Windows Update client. In other words, USOCoreWorker.exe is the new Windows Update client.

Where is the USO Core Worker Process Located?

The USOCoreWorker executable file is usually located under C:WindowsSystem32.

usocoreworker windows 10

If you go to SettingsUpdate & SecurityWindows Update and you check for updates, you’ll notice that SOCoreWorker.exe shows up on the Task Manager.

uso core worker task manager

Also, if you launch the Services app and scroll down to the letter U, you’ll find the Update Service Orchestrator.

update orchestrator service windows 10

Is USOCoreWorker Safe?

USOCoreWorker.exe is safe. This process is not related to any malware activities. As a matter of fact, USOCoreWorker is a Windows 10 native process used for installing the latest updates on your device.

How Do I Get Rid of USOCoreWorker.exe?

If the USOCoreWorker.exe process causes high CPU usage or overheating issues, you can disable it. You can use the Services app to do that.

  1. Press Windows + R and type services.msc in the Run window.
  2. Hit Enter to launch the Services app.
  3. Scroll down to the Update Orchestrator Service.
  4. Right-click on the service and select Stop.
  5. Then double-click on the Update Orchestrator Service and select Properties.
  6. After that, set the Startup type to Disabled.disable uso core worker process
  7. Restart your computer.

Many Windows 10 users complained the USOCoreWorker.exe process is constantly waking up their computers from sleep. If you’re experiencing the same problem, you can simply disable the service as shown above.

To conclude, the USOCoreWorker executable file is a genuine Windows 10 process. The OS uses it to install the latest system updates on your device.



This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages



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