Why do I get an error message when installing the Microsoft media creation tool?

If you receive an error message when installing the Microsoft media creation tool, it’s most likely because the autorun protection feature of your Avira Antivirus blocks the tool coping an autorun functionality to a USB stick.

The Avira Antivirus autorun protection is designed to protect any execution or creation of an autorun functionality. In this case it blocks the intended creation of a bootable “Windows 10 Installation” USB stick.

To run the media creation tool successfully you have to temporarily disable the autorun protection in your Avira Antivirus.

Disable Autorun protection

  1. Click the Avira icon in your taskbar.
  2. Once the Avira panel opens, click Antivirus.
  3. Click the settings icon avira-settings-icon in the lower left side of the Antivirus window.
  4. Click General → Security.
  5. Uncheck the "Block autorun function".
  6. Click Apply and OK.


Do not forget to re-enable the autorun function after installing the tool.


  • Avira Free Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Prime [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Optimization Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Total Security Suite [Windows]
  • 作成日 : 2018年1月24日水曜日
  • 最終更新日時 : 2018年1月24日水曜日
  • この記事を評価