Click Yes. It worked quite well. LNCPapa Apr 1, 2003 #7 Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345 +11 Two things I can think of: 1) - Disable the WMI service (not really a solution but a Developers can use WMI to create event monitoring applications that alert users when important incidents occur.
Under Services and Applications, click Services, and then turn off and stop the Windows Management Instrumentation service. I also know that on my PC at work it takes up to 40% of the CPU time and makes the HDD churn endlessly, slowing down the system completely. If you are not an IT Administrator you don't need this to be running" is right. They offer a malware removal guarantee that is not offered by other security software.
Are you aware of a procedure to accomplish this without necessarily REMOVING it. Locate winmgmt.exe-associated program (eg. or should i consider removing this as it may be allowing trojans to restore themselves?
The salvage operation always works with the repository that the WMI service is currently using. Reply With Quote 03-15-200511:18 AM #4 Canuck Administrator Help2Go Administrator Join Date May 2003 Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Posts 9,814 Points 2033 Go to Start>Run> type in services.msc find the entry Locate winmgmt.exe-associated program (eg. winmgmt Winmgmt is the WMI service within the SVCHOST process running under the LocalSystem account.
I will have my customer try that. What Are EXE Files? So, go here, and run through the processes - http://www.help2go.com/article217.html You've nothing to lose except some time. Consider uninstalling any applications you are not using and using SpeedUpMyPC to scan your system for unused process and services.
Any other thoughts are suggestions are welcome. First I've tracked it to the following path: C:\Windows\System\WBEM. This documentation is archived and is not being maintained. I would rename rather than delete, but again I stress only in 9x.
The authentication levels for Visual Basic and scripting are described in WbemAuthenticationLevelEnum. read the full info here These malicious intruders can damage, corrupt, or even delete EXE-related files. If you're not on a network or if you're running Win-9x, I'd personally rename the file to c:\windows\system\wbem\winmgmt.ex- ASAP then restore if you ever genuinely need it. Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 12 Thread: Winmgmt.exe, does it need to be running?
Reply With Quote 03-15-200501:45 PM #7 dtroisi Member Join Date Mar 2005 Location New Jersey Posts 14 Points 1 Diabling Winmgmt.exe Originally Posted by BearNunya See the second message at the I see that this problemwas relsolved but the link to MS websight isn't taking we anywhere. Click to Run a Free Scan for winmgmt.exe related errors Users Opinions Average user rating of winmgmt.exe: based on 94 votes. This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed
Description: WinMgmt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10): Click the Start button. This can potentially help you avoid hours of troubleshooting headaches associated with EXE errors. All Rights Reserved.
Depending on the location of the file may determine whether or not it is a virus, etc... if for some reaspon WinMgmt.exe doesn't automatically start you can double-click it at: C:\WINNT\system32\wbem\winmgmt.exe happy computing... We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 468,480bytes. Trojan.. This error will drive you almost insane!!!!! A black box will open with a blinking cursor.
Microsoft is best known for Windows. Do I need it to be running? While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER. Creating your account only takes a few minutes.