Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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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Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service by Microsoft

Remove wmpnetwk.exe
Version:   11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
MD5:   6ee45ad8dbef8785b8cd312736626ebe
SHA1:   6e66844c4798bbf568c508bda3db0e882a78c82c
SHA256:   309ca8cd375caebe32cca60bde756ca24a2fb3269f9cf19d29df1d0acbb88418
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


wmpnetwk.exe runs as a service under the name A Windows Media Player hálózatmegosztási szolgáltatása (WMPNetworkSvc) within the local user context. This is typically installed with the program Windows Media Player 11 published by Microsoft Corporation. .


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:893 KB (914,432 bytes)
Build date:10/19/2006 6:05 AM
Digital DNA
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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Microsoft Corporation
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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 ...


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

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%
Lenovo 1.60%
Samsung 1.20%
Sahara 0.80%
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