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VersionsAdditional versions

6.0.5358.0 (WMP_11.060509-2009) 0.03%
6.0.5358.0 (WMP_11.060509-2009) 0.03%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.24%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.03%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.77%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.84%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.54%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.07%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.07%
12.0.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.03%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 6.39%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 50.16%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.15%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 18.74%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.03%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.03%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.06%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.38%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.26%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 1.57%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.07%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 5.10%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.03%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.28%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.07%

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wmpnetwk.exe

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service by Microsoft

Remove wmpnetwk.exe
Version:   11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
MD5:   6782482a8ca4b5b5dab4ef0ad78db08f
SHA1:   3b885672f18ee95c66cd9675251fdb07b6775d27
SHA256:   b3b63ad5f0603b557f985cddd6dc0942d9414b5718c77ddfe3e8ca58c550c70d
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is wmpnetwk.exe?

This service allows Media Player to share media with other computers on the network.

About wmpnetwk.exe (from Microsoft)

Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12—available only in Windows 7—plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes librar

Overview

wmpnetwk.exe runs as a service under the name A Windows Media Player hálózatmegosztási szolgáltatása (WMPNetworkSvc) with extensive SYSTEM privileges (full administrator access). It is installed with a couple of know programs including OpenOffice.org 3.2 published by OpenOffice.org and Windows Media Player 11 published by Microsoft Corporation. and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:wmpnetwk.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe
Original name:WMPNetwk.exe.mui
File version:11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
Product version:11.0.5721.5145
Size:895 KB (916,480 bytes)
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.453524
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove
Windows Media Player 11 was included with Vista with no updates, final release on XP. Windows Media Player is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images .In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists ...
OpenOffice.org
11% remove
Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. OpenOffice's default file format is the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an ISO/IEC standard. It can also handle other file formats including those from Microsoft Office. OpenOffice runs on several operating systems. Although originally written in C++...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00219326%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00095827%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00123499%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,581,688 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:318/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:35.49 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):45.48 MB
Private (minimum):24.02 MB
Non-paged memory:35.49 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:123.14 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):123.89 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:26 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):45.5 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:21
12
Handles:324
600
GUI GDI count:11
103
GUI USER count:14
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe"
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:WMPNetworkSvc
Display name:A Windows Media Player hálózatmegosztási szolgáltatása
Description:“Consente di condividere il Catalogo multimediale di Windows Media Player con altri lettori e dispositivi multimediali in rete mediante Universal Plug and Play”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
wmp.dll
Total CPU:10.28983681%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:4.28182334%
0.107585%
User CPU:6.00801347%
0.165382%
Context switches:154/sec
79/sec
Memory:10.4 MB
1.16 MB
ole32.dll
Total CPU:0.04359205%
Kernel CPU:0.02073177%
User CPU:0.02286029%
Context switches:70/sec
Memory:1.24 MB
msvcrt.dll
Total CPU:0.00272509%
Kernel CPU:0.00155417%
User CPU:0.00117092%
Context switches:47/sec
Memory:352 KB
WMPNetwk.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00008514%
Kernel CPU:0.00008514%
User CPU:0.00000000%
Memory:912 KB
SSDPAPI.dll
Total CPU:0.00004257%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00004257%
Memory:48 KB
ADVAPI32.dll
Total CPU:0.00004257%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00004257%
Memory:688 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.50%
Windows 7 Professional 9.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.52% of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 24.80%
Hewlett-Packard 19.60%
ASUS 16.80%
Toshiba 13.60%
Acer 12.00%
Sony 6.40%
Alienware 1.60%
GIGABYTE 1.60%
Lenovo 1.60%
Samsung 1.20%
Sahara 0.80%
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