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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) 0.21%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.03%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.67%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.73%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.33%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 12.36%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.06%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.06%
12.0.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.03%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 5.54%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 43.53%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.60%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 16.27%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.03%
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) 7.00%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.33%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.09%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 1.36%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.06%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.03%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.15%
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Parent process
Related files

wmpnetwk.exe

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service by Microsoft

Remove wmpnetwk.exe
Version:   12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   a9f3bfc9345f49614d5859ec95b9e994
SHA1:   64638c3ff08eecd62e2b24708cf5b5f111c05e3d
SHA256:   306467d280e99d0616e839278a4db5bed684f002ae284c3678cabb5251459cb3
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 minimal NETWORK SERVICE privileges on the local PC and acts as the computer on the network. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Windows Media Player 9 published by PG Music Inc. and Windows Media Player 11 published by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 64 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:12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:12.0.7600.16385
Size:1.45 MB (1,525,248 bytes)
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.453524
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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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 ...
PG Music Inc.
7% remove

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
Network connections
  • [TCP] 172.16.11.115:2869
  • [UDP] listens on port 5005

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00279247%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00136627%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00142620%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:16,289,484 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:1,804,522/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:8/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private (minimum):4.4 MB
    Virtual memory:130.39 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):127.55 MB
    169.69 MB
    Page faults:4,060,025/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:1.43 MB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:301/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:3.34 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:2/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:144.62 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:6,612/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:15
    12
    Handles:445
    600

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Platform:64-bit
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe"
    Owner:NETWORK SERVICE
    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 (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    ole32.dll
    Total CPU:0.73272040%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.54398688%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.18873352%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:15,271,797/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    79/sec
    Memory:2.01 MB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.36215676%
    Kernel CPU:0.20327687%
    User CPU:0.15887988%
    CPU cycles:7,819,805/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB
    wmp.dll
    Total CPU:0.01795827%
    Kernel CPU:0.00875311%
    User CPU:0.00920517%
    CPU cycles:576,218/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:14.05 MB
    sechost.dll
    Total CPU:0.00561208%
    Kernel CPU:0.00285913%
    User CPU:0.00275295%
    CPU cycles:137,963/sec
    Memory:124 KB
    WMNetMgr.dll
    Total CPU:0.00088375%
    Kernel CPU:0.00046787%
    User CPU:0.00041588%
    CPU cycles:533,504/sec
    Memory:1.32 MB
    wmpnetwk.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00054169%
    Kernel CPU:0.00044754%
    User CPU:0.00009415%
    CPU cycles:11,139/sec
    Memory:1.48 MB
    SSDPAPI.dll
    Total CPU:0.00017464%
    Kernel CPU:0.00007216%
    User CPU:0.00010248%
    CPU cycles:3,929/sec
    Memory:68 KB
    wmdrmdev.dll
    Total CPU:0.00014801%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000772%
    User CPU:0.00014029%
    CPU cycles:5,167/sec
    Memory:632 KB
    gdiplus.dll
    Total CPU:0.00012612%
    Kernel CPU:0.00011399%
    User CPU:0.00001213%
    CPU cycles:267/sec
    Memory:2.09 MB
    msvcrt.dll (Windows NT CRT DLL by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00004487%
    Kernel CPU:0.00002884%
    User CPU:0.00001602%
    CPU cycles:123,446/sec
    Context switches:5/sec
    Memory:636 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    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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