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Program info

Estimated safety rating


wmiprvse.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if wmiprvse.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is found in C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 4fb491ac8d46aaf22ba8bc5c73dabef7.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


wmiprvse.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the full set of features of current PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 WMI Provider Host

The description written in the program is WMI Provider Host.

File version

 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)

File version 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850).


 Microsoft Corporation

Author Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


wmiprvse.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from wmiprvse.exe is valid. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.