wmiprvse.exe is running out my server's CPU

Posted on 2009-04-18
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I noticed that one of process in my windows 2003 server which names "wmiprvse.exe" taken 100% CPU usage since 3~4 days ago, every time I have to reboot the server to get ride of it. As I know this is windows management instrument provider service. is any other way to solve this issue? I updated latest window patches, is there anything else I can do?

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Do you use SCOM or SMS server installation on that machine?
Please check if this file is located in the folder C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem. In other cases, wmiprvse.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

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Yeah, I heared about it maybe kind of virus but the server has NAV client installed. Except this anti-virus tool, is there any other removing tool to solve this issue?
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