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Multiple instances of wmiprvse.exe running, pc running slow

by starcraft1967 / September 2, 2004 2:11 AM PDT

I installed Service pack 2 a week ago, and a couple of days ago my pc began running slow. In windows task manager, there are 15 instances of wmiprvse.exe running, all with 64 bytes each. When I restart my pc, for a little while everything is fine before I again notice the slowdown/wmiprvse.exe running. What exactly is the problem ?

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Re: Multiple instances of wmiprvse.exe running, pc running s
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 2:25 AM PDT
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Re: Multiple instances of wmiprvse.exe running, pc running s
by starcraft1967 / September 2, 2004 2:33 AM PDT

I use MSN 8 that came with my Verizon DSL service that includes McAfee virus scan (up to date). System scan says my system is clean. I went to the link you posted and the registry entries listed are not present on my system.

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Don't be so trusting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 2:37 AM PDT

Use another scan such as Housecall. Find it with google.com

This is only one varient, so I can't tell which bug your machine has.

Bob

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Re: Don't be so trusting.
by starcraft1967 / September 2, 2004 4:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't be so trusting.

I ran house call and it reports that my system is free of viruses.

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Re: Don't be so trusting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 4:43 AM PDT
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Re: Multiple instances of wmiprvse.exe running, pc running s
by slybo / September 2, 2004 5:31 AM PDT

I have Norton Antivirus and noticed that I had an update that was suppose to be so sp2 would work with Norton before sp2 was out. I also notice I had only one wmiprvse.exe running at times after this. Did all virus scans and found nothing. Reading your post did a search on Norton and found lots of hits of Norton Windows Management Instrumentation Update (WMI), and doing search of Microsoft Knowledge Base of wmiprvse.exe found lots of hits about WMI and sp2. I have not notice wmiprvse.exe running since doing sp2. I am not good enough on computer to understand all that I read but is it possible this all has something to do with one another and not a virus? Just thought this might help. Sly

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