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WmiPrvSE is using 20% of my CPU doing nothing

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#1 wdflannery


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

Make that 20% - 35%.  The computer is new, but some persons other than myself have installed software, I've installed software I've used before, on XP, with no problems.'
I've run Process Explorer and the trail is wininit.exe - services.exe - scvhost.exe - WmiPrvSE.exe is causing the problem, but that doesn't help me .....
Any assistance will be appreciated.
Will Flannery
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P.S. I should a stuck with XP

Edited by boopme, 04 August 2013 - 10:13 PM.

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:03 PM

Hello -


Wmiprvse.exe is the executable file for the Windows Management Instrumentation Provider Service that performs essential error reporting and monitoring functions.
If there is another install then it is an infection hidden in the .exe

Do not Delete the process yet, try to stop it only -


To Halt the Service -
Step 1 - Press the Windows "Start" button, Type > services.msc into the Search field and press "Enter." The Services window will appear.

Step 2 - Double-click the "Windows Management Instrumentation" service.

Step 3 - Click the "Stop" button in the Windows Management Instrumentation Properties window.
If a Stop Other Services window appears, click the "Yes" button.

Click "OK" to close the Windows Management Instrumentation Properties window.
Close the Services window.


Thank You -

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Edited by noknojon, 04 August 2013 - 10:04 PM.

#3 wdflannery

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:17 PM

Fantastic.  Thanks a lot, this was driving me batty !

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