What is WMIServer.exe?

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 WMIServer.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.

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WMIServer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WMIServer
WMIServer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

There is no information about the producer in the WMIServer.exe process.

Description: WMIServer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WMIServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 36,864 bytes or 24,576 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The WMIServer.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify WMIServer.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WMIServer.exe. Therefore, you should check the WMIServer.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.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of WMIServer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving WMIServer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WMIServer. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 WMIServer.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.

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