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wmiprvse.exe running as SYSTEM

Greetings -

I've noticed recently that an exe has been running in my task manager at startup called wmiprvse.exe. I looked up a description ( of this process and it said it was a utility that allowed Windows to report information across an enterprise setup? (You'll have to forgive the butchering of the syntax). Also, it said that it would run as under LocalSystem, NetworkService or LocalService. Mine, however, is running as SYSTEM.

Is this something about which I should worry or is this normal?

Thank you

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Seems right.

It's well discussed but I don't see any reason for this system component to need to be changed from its default account.


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It's me, not you...

R. Proffitt -

I hate to be so ignorant about this but you're saying that the process running as SYSTEM is acceptable? I just want to be sure I've interpreted your wording correctly.

Thanks so much for your hep!

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This is a system component.

And the default should only be changed if one wants to experiment and can live with reloading the OS.

Hope that clears it up. And one more thing. I wouldn't change it but there are those that can't resist tinkering.

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