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Windows 7: WmiPrvSE.exe on Firefox Start-up

25 Sep 2014   #11
marsmimar

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Nope, I do not see WmiPRVSE.exe in any CCleaner tab. But I DO show two instances in Task Manger > Processes tab.

WmiPrvSE.exe on Firefox Start-up-processes.jpg




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25 Sep 2014   #12
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks again. It's kind of you.

With your permission, one more request:
Could you please close FF, wait until the process(s) terminate (I only have one, maybe there's a difference between 32-bit to 64-bit), and then restart FF and check if they (or it) were relaunched on the browser start-up?
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25 Sep 2014   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Process Log

I don't know if this helps but here's today's history of that process on my machine. (When it started and how long it ran for) - I'm using Cyberfox rather than Firefox and it has some differences concerning data collection. I wonder if that's the issue?

What's The Difference Between Cyberfox And Firefox?

WmiPrvSE.exe on Firefox Start-up-process-log.jpg


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25 Sep 2014   #14
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you Callender. I appreciate your help.

I just wanted to make sure that when WmiPRVSE.exe is *not* running and you start FF - the process is launched simultaneously with the browser.
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25 Sep 2014   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Task Manager Screenshots

I don't have Firefox installed - I'm using Cyberfox (a Firefox variant and it's up to date)

Here's screenshots from Elevated Task Manager - processes sorted A-Z

Before launching Cyberfox (FF):

WmiPrvSE.exe on Firefox Start-up-windows-task-manager-1.jpg

After Launching Cyberfox:

WmiPrvSE.exe on Firefox Start-up-windows-task-manager-2.jpg

In other words - no change detected. There's no extra WmiPrvSE.exe and no increase in memory usage for the single instance that remains running.


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26 Sep 2014   #16
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks again. I'm grateful.

BTW, Process Hacker is great. It has a Start Time column which can be very useful.
You also might be interested in the Highlight plug-in.
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26 Sep 2014   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Process Hacker

Process Hacker - I've been using it for a couple of years now but without additional plugins. I will try your suggestion!
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26 Sep 2014   #18
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Great. I hope you like it.
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