"WMIADAP.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "WMIADAP.exe" process on windows 8? Is the "WMIADAP.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "WMIADAP.exe" process?

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A

"WMIADAP.exe" process represents "WMI Reverse Performance Adapter Maintenance Utility" program.

"WMIADAP.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   WMIADAP

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "WMIADAP.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
WMIADAP.exe               4,432 K   

Additional information about "WMIADAP.exe" process:

Command line:
   wmiadap.exe /R /T

Programe file information:
   File name: WMIADAP.exe
   File path: C:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIADAP.exe
   File size: 169472 bytes
   Last modified time: 7/25/2012 11:08:51 PM
   File description: WMI Reverse Performance Adapter Maintenance Utility
   File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
   Company name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\wbem\Performance\WmiApRpl_new.ini

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsRuntime\CLSID
HKCR\ActivatableClasses\CLSID
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WBEM\CIMOM

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\combase.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\wbemcomn.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\loadperf.dll
C:\Windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\system32\WS2_32.dll

"WMIADAP.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "WMIADAP.exe" process.

 

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