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

Rohit Raj May 29, 2013
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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%.┬áTask 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

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