What is the "wmiprvse.exe" ? Variant 19503553

Our database contains 1788 different files for filename wmiprvse.exe but this page contains information about single file with specific attributes. If you want to see general information about the wmiprvse.exe then visit General Information Page . You can also check most distributed file variants with name wmiprvse.exe. This file belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and was developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This file has description WMI Provider Host. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 1 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process wmiprvse.exe.

wmiprvse.exe Process
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
WMI Provider Host
Operating System:
Windows 8
Low oc0

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Windows Defender2013-08-20 19:10:01
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User Reviews of the "wmiprvse.exe"

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne (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.