What is wmiapsrv.exe?
Wmiapsrv.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if wmiapsrv.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Wmiapsrv.exe file information
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 file wmiapsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 (typically C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\).
Known file sizes on Windows 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 also read the users reviews.
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Viruses with the same file name
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? If wmiapsrv.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 81% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 2,170,368 bytes or 75,264 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. Wmiapsrv.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
If wmiapsrv.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 76,288 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 85,089 bytes or 2,170,368 bytes. The program has no visible window. The wmiapsrv.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The wmiapsrv.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Wmiapsrv.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs and hide itself.
If wmiapsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 203,264 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 974,848 bytes.
If wmiapsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 24,064 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 974,848 bytes.
If wmiapsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 24,064 bytes.
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.
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