Is wmpnetwk.exe safe?
Wmpnetwk.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if wmpnetwk.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Wmpnetwk.exe file information
The process known as Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Media Format (version 11 runtime) or Microsoft Windows Operativsystem by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Wmpnetwk.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. wmpnetwk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 913,408 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 920,576 bytes and 26 more variants.
The program is not visible. Wmpnetwk.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Wmpnetwk.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could also visit the www.microsoft.com support page or remove the entire program Windows Media Format 11 runtime using Windows Control Panel.
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If wmpnetwk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 129,536 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 129,024 bytes or 400,896 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.
If wmpnetwk.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 16,896 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,525,248 bytes. The wmpnetwk.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Wmpnetwk.exe is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wmpnetwk.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00A614 or TROJ_SPNV.03A614 (detected by TrendMicro), and not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.BitCoinMiner.p or Trojan.Win32.Miner.aai (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the wmpnetwk.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.
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