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#1 Jbone80

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:16 PM

First off, I would like to say I am posting in this forum because because I don't believe they are spyware/malware/etc my computer runs perfectly fine.

However I'm naturally curious so I would like to know what these process are doing on my computer and if I don't need them now to disable them(both restart automatically). Looking under Process Explorer both are under a scvhost.exe in the file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe, Do I need both? If not what do I do about it? And if its spyware/malware could you please direct me to the right place?


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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:02 AM

Judging by the location of the file, I'd say it was legitimate.

Beginning with Windows XP, WMI resides in a shared service host with several other services. To avoid stopping all the services when a provider fails, providers are loaded into a separate host process named Wmiprvse.exe. Multiple instances of Wmiprvse.exe can run at the same time under different accounts: LocalSystem, NetworkService, or LocalService. The WMI core WinMgmt.exe is loaded into the shared Local Service host named Svchost.exe.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:04 AM

Ok, so it looks like I need to keep them. Thanks for the help :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:22 AM

You're welcome, Jbone80.
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