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Kudos0

C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

Every few seconds I am getting an Unauthorized Access Blocked (Access Process Data) message in the log for C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe.  Why is Norton Security blocking something in the operating system?  Is this normal?  Is it something to worry about?

Thanks,  

Bill

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Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

Hello Bill

Yes, it is very normal. Norton security products will block any file or program which tries to get too close to the Norton product. These logs in Community Watch are for Symantec Employees to watch. It's nothing to worry about.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

Hello floplot,

It is good to know it isn't anything to worry about, but I am a bit confused.  I have Community Watch turned off.  I am still getting these entries.  They are in the Recent History on the Security History tab.

Thanks,

Bill

Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

So... I guess I was wondering.  Are these really Community Watch warnings if I am getting them even if I have Community Watch turned off?

Thanks

Bill

Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

What you are seeing are Norton Product Tamper Protection logged events - not warnings.  They really are nothing to worry about, and they have absolutely nothing to do with Norton Community Watch, whether it is enabled or not.  Tamper Protection is completely independent of Community Watch.

Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

Ok... thanks SendOfJive.  I was just confused by floplot's reply to my original question.

Thanks!

Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

Hello Bill

I was going to correct myself, but I see that SendOfJive has already done that. Sorry that I got you confused. When you look in Recent History, that shows the history of all the different tabs that have any history in it. If you are going to look at the History Logs, what should be done is to look at each of the sections and see what they say. He is correct in saying it has nothing to do with Community Watch. My description of what was happening was correct, but I did give it the incorrect name. The Norton product protects itself by stopping any file from getting too close to it even Windows files.

Sorry once again for using the wrong term, but process was correct.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe being blocked

Hi floptlot,

No problem.  I was just curious.  I'm glad it isn't anything to worry about.

Bill

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