What is mplayer2.EXE?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mplayer2.EXE on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mplayer2.EXE file information

The process known as Windows Media Player or WTF Module belongs to software Microsoft Windows Media Player or xD Module by Microsoft ( or Av Company.

Description: The original mplayer2.EXE is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The mplayer2.EXE file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,639 bytes. 
The file is a Windows system file. Mplayer2.EXE is a Microsoft signed file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with mplayer2.EXE, you can also completely remove Windows Media Format Runtime or Windows Media Format 11 runtime (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If mplayer2.EXE is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 358,493 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Mplayer2.EXE is not a Windows system file. mplayer2.EXE appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mplayer2.EXE, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example (detected by Kaspersky), and WORM_VB.ECU (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the mplayer2.EXE process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Das ist der WindowsMediaPlayer Version 6.4. Er wird als schlanke Version trotz neuerer Versionen auf dem System behalten.
Its on Windows 98
  Alex kruzicki  
mplayer2.exe is the main process for the Windows Media Player, program that give you ability to open, play and manages audio and video.
It was a standard media application dsitributed by microsoft on its windows platforms originally designed as MCI interfacing with Windows 3.0 back in the day but was not included after window xp and was replaced with new more buggy version which I am not impressed with. It does work on Vista and Seven so ill use it..
you guys are... wrong... its an OpenSource media player that works off local libarys and prepackaged library's. It is completly harmless, and is a very good Media player(video and/or audio).
  almostHuman   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of mplayer2.EXE: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think mplayer2.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving mplayer2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mplayer2. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mplayer2.EXE process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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