WMI Provider Host

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  1. Posts : 47
    Windows 10
       #1

    WMI Provider Host


    Why is this process taking up 4-7% of my CPU? I know what is does, but is it normal for it to use that much power (%)? This has not been a problem before. Only a few weeks ago, it was only on 1% or less. Will disabling this process do any harm to my system?
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  2. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    It should have zero activity, unless it is in a job, maybe triggered by some app.
    Running a maintenance would not hurt. Download WC.bat and run it as admin.
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  3. Posts : 47
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    TairikuOkami said:
    It should have zero activity, unless it is in a job, maybe triggered by some app.
    Running a maintenance would not hurt. Download WC.bat and run it as admin.
    I tried to run it, restarted my computer after it was done. No change Is it any way to see what is triggering it?
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  4. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #4

    Download Process Monitor to see, what it is is doing, maybe it will give some clue.

    Menu - Filter - Filter - Process Name - is - wmiprvse.exe - OK - Yes
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  5. Posts : 47
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    TairikuOkami said:
    Download Process Monitor to see, what it is is doing, maybe it will give some clue.

    Menu - Filter - Filter - Process Name - is - wmiprvse.exe - OK - Yes
    So I tried to run it. It mentions USBHUB 3 alot. Maybe a device is making the problem? I tried to disconnect all of my USB devices. Nothing seemed to lower the CPU usage from WMI provider host.
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  6. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #6

    It looks, like it is trying to repeatedly install a driver.

    You can use Driver Easy Free to check for missing/outdated drivers.
    Then you can google the driver version and download it elsewhere.
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  7. Posts : 47
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    TairikuOkami said:
    It looks, like it is trying to repeatedly install a driver.

    You can use Driver Easy Free to check for missing/outdated drivers.

    Then you can google the driver version and download it elsewhere.
    Alot of my drivers was outdated. I think updating them worked. Its now on 0%. Thank you so much :)
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  8. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 1903 x64
       #8

    I have the same problem, but worse and all my drivers are already updated. I have an intel core i7 7700 HQ and the process itself is taking up 50/60% and the service host an extra 10%
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  9. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #9

    It seems to be installing/updating NET Framework, but some file is locked, maybe protected folders?

    Try some cleanup, like download this and run it as admin: [Batch] Windows Cleanup - Pastebin.com

    Or you can try to disable NET Framework 3 and 4, restart and then enable it back again.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dot...-35-windows-10
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  10. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 1903 x64
       #10

    Hello again, i ran the batch file, and it accomplished nothing. I then gave TrustedInstaller, System, etc.. Full control over some dlls's however, I also repaired the .net frameworks i had installed. and restarted the service using Windows+R "services.msc"

    Nothing changed.

    Here are a couple more images of the process manager.
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