wmpnetwk.exe - Is wmpnetwk.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wmpnetwk.exe?
Purpose of wmpnetwk.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: wmpnetwk.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This wmpnetwk.exe software program may have arrived on your computer as preinstalled software when you first purchased your computer. The exact file location is also shown below. Always verify this folder location to make sure your file is not a virus, spyware, or malware located elsewhere with a similiar name. This wmpnetwk.exe software is part of Windows Media and it is from Microsoft Corporation. It is known as the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. When you play any type of video or media, you will see this running in your tasklist even after you stop playing videos. You can terminate this if you wish, as I terminated this task on my computer as a test many times and had no issues. This wmpnetwk.exe file is safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit wmpnetwk.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the wmpnetwk.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your disk at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe


  • Is wmpnetwk.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is wmpnetwk.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove wmpnetwk.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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