InstallShield Update Service Agent RRS feed

  • Question

  • My Firewall has blockded this program from accessing the Internet.  How do I know if I should or shouldn't all this company, InstallShield Software Corporation, to install this update. Is it necessary?  Will I be compromising my system if I do not?

    Friday, August 28, 2009 4:13 PM


  • Hi, Kim. InstallShield is a legitimate program that is the installer/updater for many programs. You can choose to allow it access to check for updates for itself and programs that use it, or block it and manually update any programs that you have installed that use it normally.
    If you check your All programs list on the start menu, you should find the InstallShield manager where you can see what program or programs are using it for updates.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Friday, August 28, 2009 6:37 PM