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davemuk
I'm a little concerned at the amount of "system watch" events generated by wmi64.exe. If I take a look the detailed report for "system watch" there are literatlly 10's of thousands of entries for wmi64.exe starting and stoping every second. Is there any way of filtering these out ? Also, why does the wmi64.exe process need to start every second ?

Thanks,
Dave

Here's a sample.

10/09/2009 16:03:15 WMI x64 Helper Process exit C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:16 WMI x64 Helper Process start C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:16 WMI x64 Helper Process exit C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:17 WMI x64 Helper Process start C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:18 WMI x64 Helper Process exit C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:19 WMI x64 Helper Process start C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:19 WMI x64 Helper Process exit C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:20 WMI x64 Helper Process start C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:20 WMI x64 Helper Process exit C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:21 WMI x64 Helper Process start C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
10/09/2009 16:03:21 WMI x64 Helper Process exit C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\X64\WMI64.EXE
Baz^^
Hi Dave,

This is probably due to the fact that KIS2010 does not currently have official support for Windows 7. This will be added shortly when testing is complete on a new build.
Ms_Dee
QUOTE(Baz^^ @ 10.09.2009 10:34) *
Hi Dave,

This is probably due to the fact that KIS2010 does not currently have official support for Windows 7. This will be added shortly when testing is complete on a new build.

I, too, am experiencing the same situation and am concerned about the same things. I notice that the process wmi64.exe starts, and milliseconds later stops, consistently over and over, but only, it seems, during initial startup. I just want to be enlightened as to what exactly this file is, what it does and why? I have upgraded to the latest version of KIS (v 9.0.0.736), which is compatible with Windows 7. I've Googled, but no help. Any ideas? Thanks!
Lucian Bara
hello
it's a connector with the wmi (windows management instrumentation) capabilities on windows. most likely it's used for the windows action center integration.
xfaust
I too have this problem. Seems to be KIS 2010 (any build) and x64 Windows Vista or 7. Impacts on windows performance quite severely as the cpu usage will go up and down all the time, causing stuttering and pausing in windows and applications. I added wmi64.exe to the untrusted list in KIS and the problem is gone.
davemuk
QUOTE(xfaust @ 7.12.2009 10:19) *
I too have this problem. Seems to be KIS 2010 (any build) and x64 Windows Vista or 7. Impacts on windows performance quite severely as the cpu usage will go up and down all the time, causing stuttering and pausing in windows and applications. I added wmi64.exe to the untrusted list in KIS and the problem is gone.


Thanks for this, I may return back to Kasperksy if I can't sort out my web surfing pauses with another AV.
antikythera
please do a clean install of version 9.0.0.736. run the database update process and then reboot the pc. it will work fine if you carry out this procedure.
King Grub
The WMI64.EXE process still runs dozens, even hundreds, of times every boot, but it seems to have a pretty low, if any, impact on the system now.
rarich
wmi64.exe is giving the same problem with windows vista ultimate 64 sp2. I keeps on logging on and of- 100's of thousands of times per day. It is impacting my cpu (amd quad core) by a good 15-20%. My kaspersky is 8.0.054, updated 4/8/2010 10:30.

My logs look exactly like the original posters. You guys got a patch? This is pinging me every second or two, I have 165 banner ads blocked for about 100,000 pings of this. so what is going on.

when I do a driver update, the CPU used to hit 30% peaks. Now it is hitting 50+% most of the time with 80% peaks and a half an hour install for driver update is taking more like 2 hours- apparently this .exe is affected by increased activity.

I am coming up on my renewal and may be deciding to go elsewhere.......... I originally bought this because it had the LEAST impact on resources........ your starting to look like the Nort()&^ guys
Whizard
Please open a tech support ticket at my.kaspersky.com
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