Most of the time, you may face too much lagging and slows down issues in Windows 10 and when you look for what is using high CPU usage in Process Manager, you will find that there is WMI Provider Host is running in background and using high CPU usage. In this article, I will explain how can you Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage in Windows 10/8/7 PC.
What is WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe)?
WMI Provider Host
(WmiPrvSE.exe) is a windows process that is useful in running various applications in Windows. It stands for Windows Management Instrumentation Provider and if this process stops, most of the windows function would stop working. This process is not a malicious process and you should not stop it. However, there are some tweaks, by using that you can optimize the processes usage.
There may be various reasons that can cause this problem to you. Here is the list of some cause and solutions. Apply them step by step and check whether this error got fixed or not.
Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool
The most suitable reason behind this problem is corrupted or damaged system files, outdated drivers, running incompatible application in background, virus or trojan etc. Use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix all these culprit corner automatically and let your system runs without having such problems.
Method 2: Scan and Remove Virus, Trojan or Malware
There must be some malicious application is running behind your PC and that application is making WMI Provider Host to run continuously. Install latest and licensed antivirus software or use Advanced System Repair tool to scan and remove such malicious applications and then repair the damages done by viruses.
Method 3: Use WMI Provider Troubleshooter
This is another great method to diagnose and fix WMI Error using Troubleshooter. However, in order to use it, you must restart your PC in Safe Mode with Networking then run the Troubleshooter command in Administrative CMD. Here, are the complete steps.
msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic
msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic
Method 4: Restart WMI Provider Host Service
This is also a useful method to Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage problem. Restarting WMI Service Provider Host service is easy.
net stop iphlpsvc
net stop wscsvc
net stop Winmgmt
net start Winmgmt
net start wscsvc
net start iphlpsvc
In this article, I tried to explain why WMI Host Provider services using high CPU and how can you fix it by yourself.