What is the "wmiprvse.exe" ?

Our database contains 1606 different files for filename wmiprvse.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name wmiprvse.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description WMI Provider Host. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 51 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process wmiprvse.exe.

The wmiprvse.exe file is otherwise known as Windows Management Instrumentation. It is a Microsoft Windows-based component that provides control and information about management in an enterprise environment. Check the info for Windows Management Instrumentation overview on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736575(v=ws.10).aspx


Generally speaking, Windows Management Instrumentation is a MS Windows OS component that provides management information and control in an enterprise environment. Most of developpers can use WMI to create event monitoring applications that can alert users when important incidents occur - e.g. check the WMI Browser sheet in the SE application with help for it on http://systemexplorer.net/onlinehelp.php?t=wmi.  

Previously in older versions, MS Windows providers were loaded in-process with the Windows Management service (WinMgmt.exe). This service was running under the LocalSystem security account. If there was a failure of the provider, such failure caused the entire WMI service to fail and then the next request to WMI restarted the service. Beginning with Windows XP, WMI resides in a shared service host with several other services. To avoid stopping all the services when a provider fails, providers are loaded into a separate host process named Wmiprvse.exe. 

Multiple instances of Wmiprvse.exe can run at the same time under different accounts: LocalSystem, NetworkService or LocalService. The WMI core WinMgmt.exe is loaded into the shared Local Service host named Svchost.exe. 


wmiprvse.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "wmiprvse.exe"

Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
WMI Provider Host
Version:
6.1.7601.17514
MD5:
619a67c9f617b7e69315bb28ecd5e1df
SHA1:
9f5a4796b58d8b104a1c0f5a63daf0032b947966
SHA256:
f34f231d117ccdfebb9cb35c8d6fdfa7051da27fdc1204fccff361fc0b13a0ff
Size:
372736
Directory:
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-wmi-core-providerhost_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_6e88c3faa2049408
Operating System:
Windows 7
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "wmiprvse.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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93% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
4% of reviewed files are marked as Threat .
14% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "wmiprvse.exe" was discovered yesterday. Our database contains 245 variants of the file "wmiprvse.exe" with final rating Safe and 14 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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Filename "wmiprvse.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

User Reviews of the "wmiprvse.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "wmiprvse.exe"

  • SAFErating from user Saturno70 for file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 37152772)

    Ok

  • SAFErating from user volk_of for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user TK for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 675043)

    This is a safe file

  • SAFErating from user libor420 for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeflag cs

  • SAFErating from user CommTruk for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeflag de

  • SAFErating from user Simon for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 29009489)

    It does chew up a lot of CPU cycles but it cannot be uninstalled.

  • SAFErating from user tratru for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user Dam for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user Tony for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user a for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user Sergej Nefjodov for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user Ghost for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 675043)

    It's safe but very annoying and a resource hog.

  • SAFErating from user Mikel for file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user nostromo for file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user lucien for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeflag de

  • SAFErating from user al3x for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 19503553)

    The wmiprvse.exe file is otherwise known as Windows Management Instrumentation. It is a Microsoft Windows-based component that provides control and information about management in an enterprise environment. Check the info for Windows Management Instrumentation overview on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736575(v=ws.10).aspx
    Generally speaking, Windows Management Instrumentation is a MS Windows OS component that provides management information and control in an enterprise environment. Most of developpers can use WMI to create event monitoring applications that can alert users when important incidents occur - e.g. check the WMI Browser sheet in the SE application with help for it on http://systemexplorer.net/onlinehelp.php?t=wmi.
    Previously in older versions, MS Windows providers were loaded in-process with the Windows Management service (WinMgmt.exe). This service was running under the LocalSystem security account. If there was a failure of the provider, such failure caused the entire WMI service to fail and then the next request to WMI restarted the service. Beginning with Windows XP, WMI resides in a shared service host with several other services. To avoid stopping all the services when a provider fails, providers are loaded into a separate host process named Wmiprvse.exe.
    Multiple instances of Wmiprvse.exe can run at the same time under different accounts: LocalSystem, NetworkService or LocalService. The WMI core WinMgmt.exe is loaded into the shared Local Service host named Svchost.exe.

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 19507445)

    The wmiprvse.exe file is otherwise known as Windows Management Instrumentation. It is a Microsoft Windows-based component that provides control and information about management in an enterprise environment. Check the info for Windows Management Instrumentation overview on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736575(v=ws.10).aspx
    In this case the file is infected by a virus - Worm.AutoRun

  • SAFErating from user rots for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user w8sdz for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user vandamko for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 12306921)

    Windows 8 version of WMI Provider Host

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 10115807)

    The wmiprvse.exe file is otherwise known as Windows Management Instrumentation. It is a Microsoft Windows-based component that provides control and information about management in an enterprise environment. Check the info for Windows Management Instrumentation overview on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736575(v=ws.10).aspx

  • SAFErating from user niceer for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user gerardwil for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user agent for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe

  • SAFErating from user alfrihat for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user lucien for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe

  • SAFErating from user Mindconnect2020 for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 506220)

    also used by XP SP3; not always active, but sometimes taking many resources.

  • SAFErating from user WildTbag for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user UPieper for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user SadasPoeta for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

  • SAFErating from user Don for file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe

  • SAFErating from user Tom for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe (Variant: 1040)

    WMI Provider Host, Windows Vista 32

  • SAFErating from user Biwee for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 810)

    Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

  • SAFErating from user anton39 for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 810)

    This file is SAFE.

  • SAFErating from user tmoca for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 810)

    Microsoft ActiveSync

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (Variant: 14905)

    The wmiprvse.exe file is otherwise known as Windows Management Instrumentation. It is a Microsoft Windows-based component that provides control and information about management in an enterprise environment. In this MD5 version, the file was marked by most antiviruses as Virus.Win32.Polip. Scan is recommended.