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Program info

Estimated safety rating


wmiprvse.exe is a program which is probably legit. So, if wmiprvse.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against threats.

Executable file path


Usually, this application is found in C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 5a5e07a7a7d46f537b70c31c63b0d526.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


wmiprvse.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of nowadays' computer processors.

File description

 WMI Provider Host

The description written in the file is WMI Provider Host.

File version

 10.0.10586.589 (th2_release.160906-1759)

File version extracted from the file 10.0.10586.589 (th2_release.160906-1759).


 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


wmiprvse.exe is digitally signed. Today most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from wmiprvse.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.