03-21-2011 01:58 PM
In the process manager of the task manager in windows XP the following process is running at high levels, causing the CPU to run at 100%.
wmiprvse.exe - NETWORK SERVICE
How do I fix this? Is this a virus?
03-21-2011 09:09 PM
Welcome to the Norton Community!! :)
The wmiprvse.exe is a legit component of Windows XP; having said that it is possible that it may have gotten infected. What is your Norton product & did it identify a threat? Do you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 installed on your computer? Do you have any other security software installed on your computer other than your Norton product? If so please let us know what it is?
03-22-2011 07:16 AM
I have Norton Security Suite via Comcast.
I have run a full scan with updated definitions as of this morning.
I have downloaded windows defender and ran it.
I have downloaded and run Malwarebytes anti-malware and run it.
The wiiprvse.exe NETWORK - still runs high, causing the CPU to run at 100% with no programs open.
03-26-2011 10:53 PM
Do you know how long this program runs? Did MalwareBytes' AntiMalware find anything? Have you tried running a scan with SuperAntiSpyware found at http://www.filehippo.com/download_superantispyware
If MalwareBytes' did find something other than tracking cookies please let us know so that we can provide instructions on how to attach the log file here for evaluation.
I will contact some colleagues for their insight into this matter.