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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:   11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421)
MD5:   b4426bea42bc1a0cf13044be2626a822
SHA1:   9001230be1fff0fbe1c702d266f7564e1dc5d26b
SHA256:   19fd9cba9095f68350d5774a5b3c54fd8e9a227e7086db5440b026642976b63d
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 11 published by Microsoft Corporation, WebEx from Cisco WebEx LLC and WebEx by Cisco WebEx LLC. 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:11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421)
Product version:11.0.5721.5262
Size:199.5 KB (204,288 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
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Amazon MP3 is an online music store owned and operated by Amazon MP3's catalog is accessible from the web site by searching for an artist or title name. To download purchased music, offers the Amazon MP3 Downloader which is optional for individual tracks and required for album purchases. It saves purchased music into a particular folder and can, at the user's discretion, add purchased tracks to the libr...
Cisco WebEx LLC
7% remove
Meet, collaborate, and share in a whole new way. It's easy to prepare because everything you need is in one place. Share anything on your computer and generate ideas fast. Next steps are crystal clear. That's WebEx Meetings. Once you're all in the meeting, share easily and work together effectively. Show others anything on your computer – files, apps, your whole desktop. Then pass the ball to someone else who'd like to share. Work on a ...
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
9% remove
Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues. Windows Media Player may not be set up correctly and may not run as expected. Windows Media Player may have to run the first time setup to correct settings. Windows Media Player Library may be corrupted. This causes media browsing and search problems in Windows Media Player. The settings for Windows Media network streaming may be corrupted. This prevents streaming video...
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove
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Olsen Software
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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:0.00409053%
Kernel CPU:0.00273751%
User CPU:0.00135302%
Kernel CPU time:120 ms/min
Private memory:1.02 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.61 MB
Private (minimum):3.58 MB
Non-paged memory:1.02 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:28.59 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):31.78 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.61 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.61 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,062/min
I/O read transfer:635 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:121 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:5/sec
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:23
GUI USER count:15

BehaviorsProcess properties

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


WMPNSCFG.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00272103%
Kernel CPU:0.00204795%
User CPU:0.00067308%
Memory:208 KB
1.16 MB
Total CPU:0.00004555%
Kernel CPU:0.00003037%
User CPU:0.00001518%
Memory:1.67 MB
Total CPU:0.00001518%
Kernel CPU:0.00001518%
User CPU:0.00000000%
Memory:208 KB

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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