The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the wmiapsrv.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as WMI Performance Adapter Service or WMI Performance Reverse Adapter or CCProxy Microsoft MFC Application or WMI-Leistungsadapter-Dienst or Service de la carte de performance WMI
belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or Système d'exploitation Microsoft Windows or CCProxy Application or Microsoft Data Access
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The original wmiapsrv.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The wmiapsrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 (typically C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\).
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 126,464 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 117,248 bytes, 136,192 bytes or 137,728 bytes.
The wmiapsrv.exe file is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Wmiapsrv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Is wmiapsrv.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true wmiapsrv.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "WMI Performance Adapter Service".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as Generic.dx!mvl (detected by McAfee), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Troxen!rts or Backdoor:Win32/Wollf.G (detected by Microsoft).
To ensure that no rogue wmiapsrv.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants?
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wmiapsrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wmiapsrv.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wmiapsrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the wmiapsrv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.