i searched google about wmiadap.exe to find out what it was, but it eventually led me back here. i've searched the forum and come across a few threads, but i'm still a little unclear on how to solve my problem. i am aware it's a microsoft process. anyways, just recently wmiadap.exe has been popping up requesting access. pg stops it, i deny it access, and wait 'til later when it all starts over again. i never had this .exe ask for a permission before, and it just started out of the blue. my computer is spyware and virus free ( at least according to the programs below). i check process explorer as well, and nothing weird or out of the ordinary there as well. i came across this old thread from last year. i already have error reporting disabled. it seems the outcome to solving the users problem was to disable windows management instrumentation. i checked black viper's website and he recommends not disabling it. does anybody know why wmiadap.exe would all the sudden start asking for permission when i never did before? furthermore, is it safe to disable? maybe permanently denying it is the way to go? or what would giving it access do? thnx in advance.