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Windows 7: WmiPrvSE.exe using CPU


26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WmiPrvSE.exe using CPU

Why is WmiPrvSE.exe using my CPU so much???


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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just to be sure, right-click the process in Task Manager and click "Open File Location." Verify that the folder Windows opens is C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes it is in the wbem folder. I already ran a virus scan also...
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is your computer running on a network?
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Why is WmiPrvSE.exe using my CPU so much???
That's a host process container for a WMI "provider". As BCXtreme said, it's also sometimes a name adopted by malware attempting to masquerade as a legit part of the OS, so it's good to be a little bit suspicious, but if it's in the right location and the malware scanning says it's all good, then you're down to actual troubleshooting.

There are multiple WMI providers and the list will be different from machine to machine. Their job is to pump info regarding some aspect of the system's hardware or software into the WMI reporting subsystem. Hence, another way of looking at your problem is that one of the reporting interfaces is either struggling or doing more work than intended.

Does it happen in safe mode?

Is the behaviour intermittent or constant?

Note the PID (from Task Manager, add the "PID" column) of the wmiprvse.exe instance which appears to be eating your processor, then run this command from an elevated (run as admin) CMD prompt:

tasklist /M /fi "imagename eq wmiprvse.exe" > report.txt

If you upload the resultant "report.txt" and tell us the offending PID at the time, it may be possible to give you more targeted advice.
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07 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello! First, sorry for my English.
I have similar problem. The process WmiPrvSE.exe sometimes going to 50% or more CPU usage, but this is not continuous, this happens with even intervals, that seen in the attached image:

Here is tasklist report for wmiprvse.exe:

Code:
Image Name                     PID Modules                                     
========================= ======== ============================================
WmiPrvSE.exe                  2288 ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll, KERNELBASE.dll,    
                                   ADVAPI32.dll, msvcrt.dll, sechost.dll,      
                                   RPCRT4.dll, USER32.dll, GDI32.dll, LPK.dll, 
                                   USP10.dll, wbemcomn.dll, OLEAUT32.dll,      
                                   ole32.dll, WS2_32.dll, NSI.dll,             
                                   FastProx.dll, NTDSAPI.dll, NCObjAPI.DLL,    
                                   IMM32.DLL, MSCTF.dll, CRYPTBASE.dll,        
                                   ntmarta.dll, WLDAP32.dll, CLBCatQ.DLL,      
                                   CRYPTSP.dll, rsaenh.dll, RpcRtRemote.dll,   
                                   wbemsvc.dll, wmiutils.dll, cimwin32.dll,    
                                   framedynos.dll, SspiCli.dll, WTSAPI32.dll,  
                                   WINSTA.dll, DEVOBJ.dll, CFGMGR32.dll,       
                                   POWRPROF.dll, SETUPAPI.dll, wkscli.dll,     
                                   IPHLPAPI.DLL, WINNSI.DLL, dhcpcsvc6.DLL,    
                                   dhcpcsvc.DLL, perfos.dll, WINTRUST.dll,     
                                   CRYPT32.dll, MSASN1.dll, WINBRAND.dll,      
                                   credssp.dll, schannel.DLL, cscapi.dll,      
                                   NETAPI32.DLL, netutils.dll, srvcli.dll,     
                                   SAMCLI.DLL, LOGONCLI.DLL, BROWCLI.DLL,      
                                   SCHEDCLI.DLL, DSROLE.DLL
Please help me!


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WmiPrvSE.exe using CPU-wmiprvse.jpg  
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09 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would add that there is also svchost.exe (DcomLaunch) overloading CPU in same time with WmiPrvSE.exe. I think it's the same problem.
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10 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Congratulate me, my probem has been solved.

I have disabled all non-Microsoft services from msconfig, and now I hav no WmiPrvSE.exe running.

There are following services:
##Id_String1.6844...... etc## - Apple Computer, Inc.
Autorun CDROM Monitor - Unknown
FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd.
Nero BackItUp Scheduler 4.0 - Nero AG
RelevantKnowlege - TMRG, Inc.
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27 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think my problem had to do with Windows Gadgets. I was running a couple gadgets that told me CPU and Memory usage and when I stopped using them and disables the gadget platform the CPU usage from WmiPrvSe stopped...

Thanks for the help guys
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19 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 7600
 
 

I have the same problem, this WmiPrvSE.exe runs at short (3second) intervals, uses only one core of C2D processor but maxes that core to 100% each time it runs.
I have the PID column in taskmanager active, showing PID 4588 "Network Service", I tried switching my wireless card off, but WmiPrvSE.exe still runs.

Here is tasklist report for wmiprvse.exe:


Code:
Image Name                     PID Modules                                     
========================= ======== ============================================
WmiPrvSE.exe                  2404 ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll, KERNELBASE.dll,    
                                   ADVAPI32.dll, msvcrt.dll, sechost.dll,      
                                   RPCRT4.dll, USER32.dll, GDI32.dll, LPK.dll, 
                                   USP10.dll, wbemcomn.dll, OLEAUT32.dll,      
                                   ole32.dll, WS2_32.dll, NSI.dll,             
                                   FastProx.dll, NTDSAPI.dll, NCObjAPI.DLL,    
                                   IMM32.DLL, MSCTF.dll, CRYPTBASE.dll,        
                                   ntmarta.dll, WLDAP32.dll, CLBCatQ.DLL,      
                                   CRYPTSP.dll, rsaenh.dll, RpcRtRemote.dll,   
                                   wbemsvc.dll, wmiutils.dll, wmiprov.dll      
WmiPrvSE.exe                  4988 ntdll.dll, wow64.dll, wow64win.dll,         
                                   wow64cpu.dll                                
WmiPrvSE.exe                  1624 ntdll.dll, wow64.dll, wow64win.dll,         
                                   wow64cpu.dll                                
WmiPrvSE.exe                 4588 ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll, KERNELBASE.dll,    
                                   ADVAPI32.dll, msvcrt.dll, sechost.dll,      
                                   RPCRT4.dll, USER32.dll, GDI32.dll, LPK.dll, 
                                   USP10.dll, wbemcomn.dll, OLEAUT32.dll,      
                                   ole32.dll, WS2_32.dll, NSI.dll,             
                                   FastProx.dll, NTDSAPI.dll, NCObjAPI.DLL,    
                                   IMM32.DLL, MSCTF.dll, CRYPTBASE.dll,        
                                   ntmarta.dll, WLDAP32.dll, CLBCatQ.DLL,      
                                   CRYPTSP.dll, rsaenh.dll, RpcRtRemote.dll,   
                                   wbemsvc.dll, wmiutils.dll, cimwin32.dll,    
                                   framedynos.dll, SspiCli.dll, WTSAPI32.dll,  
                                   DEVOBJ.dll, CFGMGR32.dll, imapi2.dll,       
                                   SETUPAPI.dll, IPHLPAPI.DLL, WINNSI.DLL,     
                                   dhcpcsvc.DLL, dhcpcsvc6.DLL, WINBRAND.dll
I tried closing all gadgets, still no luck.

Please can somebody help me with this
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