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WILLIAM WHITED asked on January 21, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Wmiprvse.exe Using Excessive CPU

» Well the topic says it all wmiprvse.exe is running my CPU up to 100%, although itinerant in duration and occurrence it seems this happens whenever I start working. I have absolutely no idea what causes this problem there is no real link between the instances that this happens other than that it will not go away no matter what I do, I've tried killing the process but it starts again, I've tried logging into a different account but it still remains, and I've tried restarting but to no avail.

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» EXE is a file extension for an executable file format. EXE files allow users to launch programs without needing additional software on the user's computer special software.

Viruses(ckdoor:Win32/Bifrose.AE, for example) often reside to .exe files, which are then re-named to resemble common software packages. They can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer.

Computers that are infected with malware can exhibit any of the following symptoms: Excessive CPU usage; Appearance of strange files, programs, or desktop icons; Slow computer or web browser speeds; Problems connecting to networks; Freezing or crashing; Modified or deleted files.

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HANS JAHNS replied on January 26, 2013

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  1. BRIAN OUELLETTE replied on January 21, 2013: » You may even check if you are getting any errors in the Event viewer and identify the process causing the issue. To open event viewer follow the below mentioned steps:

    a. Click the Start button then click Control Panel in this click System and Maintenance.b. Now click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Event Viewer.‌ If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.c. Enable "Show Analytic and Debug Logs".d. Navigate to Application and Services Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> WMI-Activity.e. Right Click on WMI-Activity -> Trace and select Properties.f. Select "Enable Logging".g. A quick look up in the task manager for the ClientProcessId will give you the process name against which you might want to take action to bring your computer back to the normal state. If possible let us know the process name to assist you better.

  2. WILLIAM WHITED replied on January 21, 2013: » First of all, this is not a malware problem I have MSE checking for updates 5 times a day, Comodo Firewall with annoyingly high settings (not in conjunction with windows firewall of course), UAC set highest, and System Explorer always running, so in short if there were malware I would know about it. Secondly it is not a windows update problem windows updates as it should when it should at least 5 times a day I check for updates and have no problems installing.

  3. BRIAN OUELLETTE replied on January 22, 2013: » From what you say I would revisit my earlier suggestion that it could be a malfunctioning Windows Update. Windows Update now encompasses Office updates, which were formerly available from a separate site. Open View Update History and look for failed updates.

    When updates fail the system is likely to be trying to rectify the problem. If the system is set to automatically update without confirmation from you, you could be unaware of what is happening. Change the setting for Updates to "Check for Updates and let me choose whether to download and install".

  4. WILLIAM WHITED replied on January 23, 2013: » I am having a problem understanding how it could be a windows update problem when the failures in updating occur days before the wmiprvse.exe problem, if windows really is trying to as you say, "rectify the problem" then wouldn't this problem happen right after an update fails? To your other point, all of these updates have been installed since they originally failed, except for the Office Live Add in 1.5 and the SQL server 2008 service pack, both of which are hidden and no longer try to install. As for the error codes I don't know them but Windows told me they failed because Windows was already updating those services.

  5. REINEL CASTILLO replied on January 24, 2013: » I found a solution for my XP Pro SP3 system that had slowed down visibly and was devoting about 50% of system resources running Wmiprvse.exe, according to Windows Task Manager (WTM). Surprisingly, the WEB has no mention of this trivial fix that produced such dramatic results for me…my entire system has noticeably sped up. By closing items one at a time in my system tray (lower right on the monitor) I found that one icon was to blame. The CPU measure went to 00 for Wmiprvse.exe in WTM(windows task manager) when I closed this item. The cause: one document was trying to get printed to a printer that was no longer connected to my computer. When I deleted the document from the queue all my Wmiprvse.exe problems resolved instantly.

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