What is wmiprvse.exe? How I came to know about wmiprvse.exe high CPU usage problems? You will find answers here. I am using Windows 8.1 and when I open any media file or run other applications, then the system slows down. So, I opened task manager and checked if any process is consuming more CPU usage and there I came to know that (WMI Provider Host) wmiprvse.exe CPU usage is high and is around 30%. I tried to solve the problem of wmiprvse.exe by restarting the WMI service, but I came to know that it was just the try and was not the solution of the problem. After that I came across the perfect solution and so, follow the below steps to fix wmiprvse.exe high CPU usage. Related post: How To Reduce CPU Usage With In Seconds.
How To Fix wmiprvse.exe High CPU Usage in Windows
Run (Press Windows + R) “taskmgr” to open Task Manager.
Now, find “Search Conduit” and right click on it and then select “Kill from the menu“.
Then, open “Control Panel” and click on “Add/Remove Programs” and then right click on “Search Protected by Conduit” or “Conduit Engine” and uninstall it.
Now to repair the corrupted system files, open command prompt with administrative right and type,
“sfc /scannow” and then hit enter.
After that process, type,
“DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and then hit enter.
After the above process, the system will reboot to check if everything is OK or not.
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Normally, normal and general apps do not consume high CPU usage, but sometimes, due to wmiprvse.exe like processes, the usage of CPU increases and so if you are also facing such problem then just follow above steps to fix wmiprvse.exe high CPU usage.