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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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%


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:   12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   6699a112a3bdc9b52338512894eba9d6
SHA1:   57f5b40476bc6e501fbd7cf2e075b05c0337b2c1
SHA256:   10888bb9c3799e1e8b010c0f9088ced376aad63a509fce1727c457b022cdc717
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. 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 9 published by PG Music Inc. and Windows Media Player 11 published by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7.


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:12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:12.0.7600.16385
Size:69 KB (70,656 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


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


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

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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