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


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.
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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

I trust you are running the command with Admin rights?


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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