Rohit Raj

What is WmiPrvSE.exe and why is it causing high CPU usage?

29 May 2013
Windows 7
Chrome 27
29 May 2013 | Windows 7 | Chrome 27

Hello all,

My CPU usage is always around 30-40% even when no applications are running. On starting applications, such as Windows Media Player or Chrome, it goes past 70-80%, sometimes even 100%. Task Manager shows “WmiPrvSE.exe” to be the reason for it.

I have tried searching for malware, some infected files were removed, but this didn’t improve performance.

I have no idea how to solve problem. Please help!

Thank you