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By StefanG ยท 6 replies
Jul 21, 2014
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  1. Windows cannot access this because you do not have the administrative access C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\1024\WmiPrvSE.exe? But, I do have access, and have never seen this happening before.
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Right click the file you want to use and click, "Run as administrator".
  3. StefanG

    StefanG TS Rookie Topic Starter

    A dialogue box pops up after start-up, my guess is that's it's a background app trying to load up. However, I have no idea what the app is.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,853   +901

    WMI:-- Windows Management Instrumention. It is a SERVICE and should be auto started. Most of it resides in \windows\system32\wmi* and that causes concern as to why you have something in your %userprofile% area - - On Win/7 SP1/Pro I have none such.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I second jobeard's advice. It looks like malware. Either an active infection or perhaps a leftover piece when your A/V tried to remove an infection. For Win 7 the legit copy of that file is in C:\Windows\System32\wbem. See if the file also exists there. That's the legit file
  6. StefanG

    StefanG TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  7. StefanG

    StefanG TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And yes, that particular file is also in that location.

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