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#1 morrjt

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

Hello,

I recently received by computer back from HP where they replaced the heat sink and motherboard. However, the same problem of the fan running loudly has persisted along with a new high pitched noise emanating from the computer. What is different is that the fan runs in a rhythmic pattern, running loudly for a few seconds and then quieting for a second. It continues this pattern indefinitely. I found in my Norton Internet Security software that a new process has appeared since I got my computer back: wmiprvse.exe. It sometimes takes up 12% of my CPU usage but in rhythmic patterns. I am thinking that this is the culprit for my new fan problem. I was wondering if anybody knew what this process is for and if I could get rid of it without my computer being negatively affected. Thank you.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:34 PM

What is WMIPverse.exe?. I would try removing Norton via the removal tool and see if the issue continues. If it doesn't then I would recommend getting a much much better anti-virus like Microsoft Security essentials, AVG, Avast, or Avira.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:43 PM

I am confused by what you said. Why should I remove Norton from the computer? The executable file is a Windows process and that's what is taking up the CPU, not Norton. Or does that file run because of Norton?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:08 PM

Norton could be causing issues that is causing WMIPVerse to use up CPU time.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:41 AM

Before I uninstall Norton to see if it is the problem, should I see if the problem persists in Safe Mode? I was not sure if Norton ran while in safe mode.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:20 AM

Norton will more then likely run under Safe Mode since most AV's are permitted to perform virus scans while in Safe Mode.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:01 PM

Hello moorjt, were you able to resolve figure this out? I have been having the same problems -- both the wmiprvse.exe and svchost.exe are taking up large amounts of the CPU capacity, even when no other programs are running? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.




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