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wmiprvse.exe using all of my cpu

By chrispc616 ·
i am workign on a computer that is running very slow, so far im finding no traces of anti-virus, spyware,or malware. but i do notice when i pull up task manager on under the processes tab if i do a filter by the cpu usage i find a "wmiprvse.exe, that is taking up usually 75% of my cpu how do i fix this?

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High CPU utilization generated by the wmiprvse.exe process

by cyber.crime007 In reply to wmiprvse.exe using all of ...
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re: System requirements for this patch...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to High CPU utilization gene ...

Be careful what you post. That link may not apply, depending on what system they're running. The original post didn't say.

Per the instructions on that download page:

System Requirements

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Advanced Server; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)

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High CPU utilization generated by the wmiprvse.exe process

by chrispc616 In reply to High CPU utilization gene ...

this link would only be help full if i was running 2003 i found that out after i tried to load that patch and got the message "this does not appear to be a system management server or administrator console.
any other idea's
windows xp it has all the windows update including sp3

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"..no traces of anti-virus, spyware,or malware.." ??...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to wmiprvse.exe using all of ...

What do you mean by that?

Do you mean that you can't find any trace of any infections?

OR

Do you mean that this computer doesn't have ANY anti-virus, anti-spyware or anti-malware programs installed?

I only ask because your 'wmiprvse.exe' may well be a rogue program.

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wmiprvse

by chrispc616 In reply to [i]"..no traces of anti-v ...

it had norton 360 installed on it and i also tryied pctools spyware doctor and also ran malware bytes and it was coming up clean, but my customer didnt have anything really major on his computer so i did the best thing and formated the drive and reinstalled xp now his 2.6 celeron with 2 gb ram is like lightning.
thanks for your help

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