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VersionsAdditional versions

12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 4.79%
12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.11%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.27%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.05%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.64%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 15.18%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.11%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.11%
12.0.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.05%
12.0.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.11%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 21.85%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 44.51%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.05%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.67%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.27%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.54%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.22%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.05%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.38%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.05%


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PE structurePE file structure

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TraceMessage, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegSetValueExW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegDeleteValueW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegEnumKeyExW, GetAclInformation, GetAce, SetSecurityInfo, InitializeAcl, AddAce, CopySid, IsValidSid, GetLengthSid, EqualSid, ConvertStringSidToSidW, LookupAccountNameW, ConvertSidToStringSidW, GetSecurityInfo
GetObjectW, CreateSolidBrush, GetDeviceCaps, BitBlt, CreateCompatibleDC, CreateCompatibleBitmap, SelectObject, DeleteObject, DeleteDC, GetStockObject
GdiplusShutdown, GdipCloneImage, GdipDrawImageRectI, GdipSetSmoothingMode, GdipSetInterpolationMode, GdipGetImageGraphicsContext, GdipCreateHICONFromBitmap, GdipCreateBitmapFromScan0, GdipCreateBitmapFromStreamICM, GdipCreateBitmapFromStream, GdipSetPropertyItem, GdipGetAllPropertyItems, GdipGetPropertySize, GdipGetImageHeight, GdipGetImageWidth, GdipDisposeImage, GdipDeleteGraphics, GdipAlloc, GdipFree, GdiplusStartup
GlobalAlloc, WaitForMultipleObjects, CreateEventW, lstrcmpW, MulDiv, SetLastError, GetVersionExW, GlobalLock, lstrcpynW, CompareStringW, Sleep, GetProcAddress, InterlockedCompareExchange, LoadLibraryA, GlobalUnlock, FormatMessageW, CreateThread, LocalFree, OpenEventW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetModuleHandleW, LoadLibraryExW, MultiByteToWideChar, lstrcpynA, FreeLibrary, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, SizeofResource, LockResource, LoadResource, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, RtlUnwind, OutputDebugStringA, GetStartupInfoW, VirtualAlloc, VirtualFree, GetVersion, InterlockedExchange, GetProcessHeap, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapDestroy, GetVersionExA, DelayLoadFailureHook, FindResourceW, FindResourceExW, CloseHandle, lstrlenW, FlushInstructionCache, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentThreadId, GetLastError, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, lstrcmpiW, WaitForSingleObject, RaiseException, SetEvent, RegisterApplicationRestart, HeapSetInformation, LoadLibraryW
NetApiBufferFree, NetGetJoinInformation
StringFromIID, CLSIDFromString, CLSIDFromProgID, CoGetClassObject, OleLockRunning, StringFromGUID2, OleUninitialize, OleInitialize, CreateStreamOnHGlobal, CoInitializeEx, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemFree, CoCreateInstance, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemAlloc
DestroyAcceleratorTable, SetFocus, GetFocus, IsWindow, CreatePopupMenu, TrackPopupMenuEx, AppendMenuW, GetMenuItemCount, RemoveMenu, GetMenuItemInfoW, LoadStringA, MessageBeep, PtInRect, CreateAcceleratorTableW, GetSystemMetrics, SetForegroundWindow, GetCursorPos, GetWindowLongW, ShowWindow, SetWindowPos, GetDlgItem, MapWindowPoints, GetClientRect, SystemParametersInfoW, GetWindowRect, GetWindow, GetParent, DispatchMessageW, EndPaint, GetDesktopWindow, PeekMessageW, CharNextW, DestroyWindow, CreateWindowExW, RegisterClassExW, LoadImageW, wsprintfW, LoadCursorW, IsChild, GetClassInfoExW, LoadAcceleratorsW, LoadMenuW, LoadStringW, PostMessageW, SetTimer, KillTimer, RegisterWindowMessageW, EnableMenuItem, SetMenuDefaultItem, DestroyMenu, GetMonitorInfoW, MonitorFromPoint, SendMessageW, TrackPopupMenu, GetSubMenu, DefWindowProcW, SetWindowTextW, GetWindowTextW, CallWindowProcW, FillRect, ReleaseCapture, GetMessageW, BeginPaint, TranslateMessage, GetClassNameW, GetWindowTextLengthW, PostQuitMessage, GetSysColor, MoveWindow, ClientToScreen, ScreenToClient, GetDC, ReleaseDC, InvalidateRect, InvalidateRgn, RedrawWindow, SetCapture, UnregisterClassA, SetWindowLongW


Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application by Microsoft

Remove wmpnscfg.exe
Version:   11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   35937ead711207544e219c2a19a78a7d
SHA1:   d1e77bee2b86f4fc9e144cfe5deb84c918e2f15b
SHA256:   ee6e5eae00f577d7c3ffb8c0d8ee484552a337ceaa27fcb107174a9879fe7362
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is wmpnscfg.exe?

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

About wmpnscfg.exe (from Microsoft)

By sharing your media, you can do all of these things on your private network. (Media sharing does not allow you to share files outside of your network, however. For example, you cannot use media shar


wmpnscfg.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges usually within the context of Windows Explorer. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Windows Media Player 11 published by Microsoft Corporation, Lecteur Windows Media 11 from Microsoft Corporation and Lecteur Windows Media 11 by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows Vista and is compiled as a 32 bit program.


File name:wmpnscfg.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe
Original name:WMPNSCFG.EXE.MUI
File version:11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:11.0.6000.6324
Size:197.5 KB (202,240 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


The following programs will install this file
Amazon Services LLC
6% remove
The Amazon MP3 Downloader is software you'll use along with Amazon Cloud Player to manage your music. The Downloader is a piece of software that streamlines the process of downloading by enabling you to download entire albums or playlists and automatically import them into iTunes or Windows Media Player.
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 ...
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove
Obtenez le Lecteur Windows Media pour votre version de Windows ou découvrez comment lire des fichiers Windows Media sur votre Mac. Obtenez de l'aide et des procédures relatives à votre version du Lecteur, notamment des informations sur les fonctionnalités, la résolution de problèmes, etc. Personnalisez votre Lecteur avec des apparences, des visualisations et des plug-ins faciles à installer et vous bénéficierez d'un nouveau look et de f...


Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'UpdateLibrary' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'WMPNSCFG' → C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00054822%
Kernel CPU:0.00042716%
User CPU:0.00012106%
Kernel CPU time:553,567 ms/min
User CPU time:0 ms/min
0 ms/min
CPU cycles:12,608/sec
Private memory:2.02 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.78 MB
Private (minimum):2.82 MB
Non-paged memory:2.02 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:54.57 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):58.06 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.15 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):5.43 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:3,776/min
I/O read transfer:40 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
I/O write transfer:8 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
I/O other transfer:27 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:2/sec
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:21
GUI USER count:12

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command line:"C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe"
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)


Total CPU:0.00063634%
Kernel CPU:0.00063634%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:878/sec
Memory:776 KB
1.16 MB
wmpnscfg.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00045436%
Kernel CPU:0.00032498%
User CPU:0.00012939%
CPU cycles:9,562/sec
Memory:208 KB
Total CPU:0.00007668%
Kernel CPU:0.00005365%
User CPU:0.00002303%
CPU cycles:1,060/sec
Memory:1.67 MB
Total CPU:0.00004730%
Kernel CPU:0.00004014%
User CPU:0.00000716%
CPU cycles:626/sec
Memory:200 KB
Total CPU:0.00003449%
Kernel CPU:0.00003449%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:266/sec
Memory:1.27 MB

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 29.50%
Windows 8.1 18.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.00%
Windows 8 Pro 3.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.23% of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 19.12%
ASUS 18.33%
Hewlett-Packard 17.53%
Acer 11.95%
Toshiba 11.16%
Lenovo 9.56%
Sony 4.78%
Samsung 1.59%
Intel 1.59%
Alienware 1.20%
Medion 0.80%
Sahara 0.40%
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