HI, Today I was on the internet and a Zone Alarm warning came up saying that wmiprvse.exe was wanting internet access. The alert said that it wanted to go to IP 169.254.56.228 on port 3581. I went on ws.aris.net to try to find out who that IP address belonged to. Not being too experienced I'm not really sure what I'm looking at to be able to tell whether it's legitimate or not. This has never happened before and I was alarmed. Needless to say I did not grant access. I googled wmiprvse.exe and found one link to these forums. I've read the posts but nothing I've read makes me feel any better. Especially the part about it being associated with various viruses. I'm vigilant about virus and spyware protection and have run scans since this incident with no results. I've also downloaded and run S-T-I-N-G-E-R and nothing was detected. I did a file search and found 2 instances of a file with this in the name. One was wmiprvse.exe in "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM" (which I gather to be legitimate) and one file called wmiprvse.exe-28f301a9.pf in "C:windows\prefetch" I guess my fundamental question is - why all of a sudden would this occur and do I have anything to be concerned about?