Remove Package - error 0x80073D19

Hello everyone,

I need some help here at work. Recently, the information security team identified a vulnerability related to our Windows 10/11 endpoint devices.

CVE-2021-43890: Windows AppX Installer Spoofing Vulnerability

The issue involves updating Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller to the latest version. Okay, the update itself wouldn’t be a problem and usually occurs without issues. The problem arises in relation to other users’ Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller, specifically during the query:

Get-AppPackage -Allusers -Name “Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller”

When we try to execute the command:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object {$_.PackageFullName -like “Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.0.30251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe”} | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

or

Remove-AppPackage -Package “Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.0.30251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe” -AllUsers

we receive the error:

C:\WINDOWS\system32> Remove-AppxPackage : An error occurred because a user was logged out.
Deployment Remove operation failed with target volume C: in Package
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.0.30251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe: with error 0x80073D19. Consult
Troubleshooting packaging, deployment, and query of Windows apps - Win32 apps | Microsoft Learn for help diagnosing deployment issues.
applications.
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  • … aller_1.0.30251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe"} | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers
    • CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:slight_smile: [Remove-AppxPackage], COMException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Comman
      ds.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

I trust you are running the command with Admin rights?

-AllUsers

This parameter removes the app package for all user accounts on the computer. The parameter works off the parent package type. If it’s a bundle, use PackageTypeFilter with the Get-AppxPackage command and specify the bundle. To use this parameter, you must run the command with administrator permissions.

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