Security software seems to be creating 25% cpu load via wmiprvse.exe

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by trott3r, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    Hello i have noticed that wmiprvse.exe has been using up a lot of cpu for a while and today decided to finally take a look at it.

    In the properties windows of processhacker i see that:

    "8188, 7.00, 1,027, kernel32.dll!CreateThread+0x22, Normal"

    notice the cpu is 7% for that and a few other processes.


    How can i figure out which security software is creating the problem?

    thanks
    Martin
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    You can try disabling/uninstalling one after another and see when cpu will return to normal.
     
  3. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    That was what i was trying to avoid
     
  4. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    Can you not disable the selfdefense features and terminate their processes?
    I also recently had 50% CPU load with wmiprvse.exe, but it was caused by Speccy.
     
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