Svchost.exe and wmiprvse.exe, virus or system files?

As my system is running very slow, I decided to look for the source of the problem. While looking at the system information details I noticed five processes under the name "svchost.exe" with the label "not available for all the information tabs (Path, Min working set, max working set, version, size) The same problem with a process called wmiprvse.exe. Please can you tell what is that and if this is a virus, worm or malware or is only a system process?
I have other for processes "svchost.exe" with the path determined "C:\windows\system 32\svchost.exe. Is there any difference? I scaned my computer several time just yesterday.

The OS is windows XP

Help please
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  1. Hi!

    They aren't virus or malwares.

    Svchost.exe is a system process. See It:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314056/en-us

    The process wmiprvse.exe (wmiprvse mean Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation) is a generic process that allows the management of clients under Windows XP. Starts during the first connection from a client application and can monitor system resources.

    See...

    http://translate.google.com.br/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linhadefensiva.org%2Fforum%2Flofiversion%2Findex.php%2Ft25854.html&sl=pt&tl=en&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8

    It seems that files being infected.

    Run a anti-virus or anti-spyware/malware
  2. Thanks a lot. That helps
  3. That helps
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