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Three wmiPrvSE's running in task manager

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    Three wmiPrvSE's running in task manager


    Hi I noticed that there three wmiprvse tasks running in task manager, 2 open in the same location, but the third one opens in a different location. Am I infected?

    Screenshot of third one: Screenshot by Lightshot

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    WMI Provider Host will spawn several processes whenever necessary, this is normal. To be sure you can goto https://www.virustotal.com/ an upload the files to see if they are in fact clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    WMI Provider Host will spawn several processes whenever necessary, this is normal. To be sure you can goto https://www.virustotal.com/ an upload the files to see if they are in fact clean.
    Oh yea forgot all about virustotal, thanks p.s it won't let me give you anymore rep points but thank you.
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Your welcome
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