How to remove the wmpmetwk virus

Most antivirus programs identify wmpmetwk.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1 or Trojan.Gen.2, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.11K211 or TROJ_SPNR.10JT11.

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Wmpmetwk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wmpmetwk
Wmpmetwk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The wmpmetwk.exe process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Wmpmetwk.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wmpmetwk.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 405,504 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 350,754 bytes or 723,968 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program is not visible. Wmpmetwk.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If wmpmetwk.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 425,472 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 488,960 bytes. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. Wmpmetwk.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the wmpmetwk.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

it's an undetected trojan

Summary: Average user rating of wmpmetwk.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks wmpmetwk.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wmpmetwk issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wmpmetwk process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wmpmetwk.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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