wmiprvse.exe causing 100% CPU Usage with Windows XP under Parallels on a Mac

The process wmiprvse.exe is causing my CPU to go to 100% CPU Usage (Windows XP under Parallels on a Mac).  It stopped for a while, but now it's back again.
traveling_engineerAsked:
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RizzleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try going to Control Panel and then go to administrative tools then services.

Once in services then restart the WMI “Windows management Instrumentation” Service
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RizzleCommented:
Also download and install Malwarebytes and see if that finds any malicious activity on the machine.
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traveling_engineerAuthor Commented:
I tried restarting the WMI “Windows Management Instrumentation” Service, but CPU usage remained at 100%.  So instead I paused the service, and CPU usage is down for the moment.  The Webroot Secureanywhere anti-virus software is installed, and we scanned again and did not find any malware.
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RizzleCommented:
Restart the machine and see if that helps.
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traveling_engineerAuthor Commented:
i have already restarted.  This is a problem that existed for a long time.
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RizzleCommented:
Have you tried to run a Windows repair? Just to remind you that windows XP is out of support now so I would advise you to upgrade to Windows 7/ Windows 8.
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RizzleCommented:
I would advise that you use Process Explorer as that may help you determine the application which is resulting in the high CPU usage.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653
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traveling_engineerAuthor Commented:
This allowed me to know which process to disable.
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traveling_engineerAuthor Commented:
I have not had the problem since I disabled the WMI “Windows Management Instrumentation” Service.  I did not do any Windows Repair.
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