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WMIPRVSE.EXE takes up 99% of CPU at 8:30 PM daily!

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#1 kjholla


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:04 AM


For the past few weeks I have noticed that at 8:30 PM every night, my computer slows down to an absolute crawl. On checking which process was hogging the processor, I noticed that one process, WMIPRVSE.exe, takes up 99% of the CPU.

At other times of the day, I have noticed that this process does run but does not eat up the processor like this - this seems to be the case only at 8:30 PM every night. There are times when the process takes about 50% fo CPU but not more.

Whenever such an issue occurs, all I have to do is restart the machine and the issue goes away - the computer works just fine after the restart.

I have run scans using Spybot - S&D, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Prevx Edge. None of these scanners found anything wrong.

I have generated the log as below:


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by MYUSERNAME at 12:49:03.15 on Sat 02/14/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1129 [GMT 0:00]

AV: eTrust ITM *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: Prevx Edge *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\SYSROOT\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\SYSROOT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\iTechnology\igateway.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iPass\iPassConnect\iPassPeriodicUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRealtime\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\SYSROOT\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\iPass\iPassConnect\iPassPeriodicUpdateApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.Exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Windows Utilities\Hotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
D:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
D:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
D:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
TB: {23B0D39A-E245-41B7-BF86-1238CF62625E} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\sysroot\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Skype] "c:\program files\skype\phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
uRun: [Messenger (Yahoo!)] "d:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [Picasa Media Detector] d:\program files\picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
uRun: [MsgCenterExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\RealOneMessageCenter.exe" -osboot
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\myusername\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [H/PC Connection Agent] "d:\program files\microsoft activesync\wcescomm.exe"
mRun: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
mRun: [AzMixerSel] c:\program files\realtek\installshield\AzMixerSel.exe
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\sysroot\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\sysroot\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\sysroot\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [IAAnotif] c:\program files\intel\intel matrix storage manager\iaanotif.exe
mRun: [Toshiba Hotkey Utility] "c:\program files\toshiba\windows utilities\Hotkey.exe" /lang en
mRun: [Camera Assistant Software] "c:\program files\camera assistant software for toshiba\traybar.exe"
mRun: [ThpSrv] c:\sysroot\system32\thpsrv /logon
mRun: [TPSMain] TPSMain.exe
mRun: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\apoint2k\Apoint.exe
mRun: [Realtime Monitor] "c:\program files\ca\etrustitm\realmon.exe" -s
mRun: [CFSServ.exe] CFSServ.exe -NoClient
mRun: [googletalk] c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe /autostart
mRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
mRun: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
dRun: [Communicator] "c:\program files\microsoft office communicator\Communicator.exe"
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\blueto~2.lnk - c:\program files\toshiba\bluetooth monitor\BtMon2.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\winzip quick pick.lnk - c:\program files\winzip\WZQKPICK.EXE
uPolicies-explorer: NoWindowsUpdate = 0 (0x0)
uPolicies-explorer: NoDevMgrUpdate = 0 (0x0)
uPolicies-system: NoDispAppearancePage = 0 (0x0)
uPolicies-system: NoDispSettingsPage = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-explorer: NoWindowsUpdate = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: dontdisplaylockeduserid = 3 (0x3)
dPolicies-explorer: NoWindowsUpdate = 0 (0x0)
dPolicies-explorer: NoDevMgrUpdate = 0 (0x0)
dPolicies-system: NoDispAppearancePage = 0 (0x0)
dPolicies-system: NoDispSettingsPage = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - d:\program files\microsoft activesync\INetRepl.dll
IE: {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - d:\program files\microsoft activesync\INetRepl.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1229715641906
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1229777544191
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\Skype4COM.dll
Notify: ckpNotify - ckpNotify.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\windows defender\MpShHook.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath -

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 pxrts;pxrts;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\pxrts.sys [2009-1-31 17928]
R0 pxscan;pxscan;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\pxscan.sys [2009-1-31 21512]
R0 Thpdrv;TOSHIBA HDD Protection Driver;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\thpdrv.sys [2007-4-27 21120]
R0 Thpevm;TOSHIBA HDD Protection - Shock Sensor Driver;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\Thpevm.sys [2007-3-9 6528]
R2 CP_OMDRV;Check Point Office Mode Module;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\omdrv.sys [2007-12-18 36400]
R2 CSIScanner;CSIScanner;c:\program files\prevx\prevx.exe [2008-12-25 4107832]
R2 VNASC;Check Point Virtual Network Adapter - SecureClient;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\vnasc.sys [2007-12-18 109072]
R2 VPN-1;VPN-1 Module;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\vpn.sys [2007-12-18 671408]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]
R3 FW1;SecuRemote Miniport;c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\fw.sys [2007-12-18 2234320]

============== File Associations ===============

inffile="d:\program files\textpad 5\TextPad.exe" "%1"
inifile="d:\program files\textpad 5\TextPad.exe" "%1"
txtfile="d:\program files\textpad 5\TextPad.exe" "%1"

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-02-14 12:43 <DIR> --d----- c:\sysroot\pss
2009-02-10 00:03 462 a------- c:\sysroot\SMSCFG.ini
2009-02-10 00:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\sysroot\system32\CCM
2009-02-10 00:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\sysroot\ms
2009-02-10 00:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\sysroot\system32\ccmsetup
2009-02-06 10:28 30,592 -------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\rndismpx.sys
2009-02-06 10:28 12,800 -------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\usb8023x.sys
2009-02-06 09:31 12,160 ac------ c:\sysroot\system32\dllcache\mouhid.sys
2009-02-06 09:31 12,160 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\mouhid.sys
2009-02-06 09:29 21,504 ac------ c:\sysroot\system32\dllcache\hidserv.dll
2009-02-06 09:29 21,504 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\hidserv.dll
2009-02-06 09:29 14,848 ac------ c:\sysroot\system32\dllcache\kbdhid.sys
2009-02-06 09:29 14,848 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\kbdhid.sys
2009-02-06 09:29 9,600 ac------ c:\sysroot\system32\dllcache\hidusb.sys
2009-02-06 09:29 9,600 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\hidusb.sys
2009-02-05 21:22 19,601 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\TCSTORE.HLP
2009-02-05 21:22 19,601 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\TCFREE.HLP
2009-02-05 21:22 19,601 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\TCFAX.HLP
2009-02-05 21:22 19,601 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\TC.HLP
2009-02-05 21:22 162 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\mapisvc.inf
2009-01-31 14:55 21,512 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\pxscan.sys
2009-01-31 14:55 17,928 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\pxrts.sys

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-01-14 16:11 38,496 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-14 16:11 15,504 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-04 18:28 28,672 a------- c:\sysroot\system32\qttask.exe
2008-12-24 19:43 13,596,592 a------- C:\sdsetup.exe

============= FINISH: 12:49:21.93 ===============

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#2 kjholla

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:35 AM

I was really hoping that someone would be able to help me with this.

Any luck please?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:30 AM

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We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:23 AM

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