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Wmiprvse application error

by Mavericktwo / May 19, 2009 1:41 AM PDT

Would some one please tell me how to remove this file from a Windows xp sp3 machine, it's not a brand name machine, this error pops up about every few minutes or so,
Wmiprvse.exe application error 0x7c84b581 error reading memory 0x006c595f

Thanks for all who helps


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It could be malware........
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 19, 2009 2:22 AM PDT

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.33) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.

* Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
* Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
* When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
* When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
o Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
o Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
* Then click Finish.

MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.

* If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
* Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
* If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.

On the Scanner tab:

* Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
* Then click on the Scan button.
* If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
* The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
* When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
* Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.

Back at the main Scanner screen:

* Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
* The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.

Notes: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes. Click this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.

I also would suggest:

Run the F-Secure Online Scanner


Note: This Scanner is for Internet Explorer Only!

*Click on Online Services and then Online Scanner
*Accept the License Agreement.
*Once the ActiveX installs, click Full System Scan
*Once the download completes,the scan will begin automatically.
* The scan will take some time to finish,so please be patient.
*When the scan completes, click the Automatic cleaning (recommended) button.

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wmiprvse.exe error
by Mavericktwo / May 19, 2009 5:31 AM PDT

Here is the log from Malwarebyte.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2155
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/19/2009 2:17:46 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-19 (14-17-46).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 105025
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 57 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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MBAM comes up clean.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 19, 2009 5:35 AM PDT
In reply to: wmiprvse.exe error

did you also run the on-line scan (F-Secure) ?

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IF F-Secure also comes up CLEAN.........
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 19, 2009 5:44 AM PDT
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wmiprvse.exe errors
by Mavericktwo / May 19, 2009 5:58 AM PDT

F-Secure found 9 infections, now I am running a full system scan as I learn how to do a sfc /scannow

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wmiprvse.exe error
by Mavericktwo / May 20, 2009 11:36 PM PDT
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With this SFC scan how does it work when the system was preloaded?

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Ask the one ...
by Kees Bakker / May 20, 2009 11:50 PM PDT
In reply to: wmiprvse.exe error

who preloaded the system and didn't provide the CD.


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IF you do not have the CD......
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 20, 2009 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: wmiprvse.exe error

See if you have a c:\i386 folder. If so,

- Start the Registry Editor
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \
CurrentVersion \ Setup
- Double click the value SourcePath in the right pane and changethe
value from the drive letter indicating your CD drive to C:\.
- Close the registry editor, and log off from Windows, or restart your
computer for the setting to take effect.


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