What is WMIPRVSE.EXE and why is it trying to take over more than 50% my cpu?

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@ Sergio - Thanks. I am already doing that multiple times every day. So far I haven't been able to learn which software is triggering it.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    Why not run Spybot-Search & Destroy as well just in case Malwarebytes has missed something..

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    Wmiprvse.exe is microsoft service but virus and malware can disguise themselves under this name like W32/Sasser (wmiprvsw.exe)

    Run Malwarebytes just in case.

    Found an easy fix to this problem. Restart the “Windows management Instrumentation” Service. The dependent services will restart in the proper order and you’ll see the CPU go way down to normal levels.

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