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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. wmprph.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
wmprph.exe is a file that most likely arrived on your computer preinstalled. The folder location is always shown below so you can verify where the correction location is, as many virus and spyware writers attempt to use similiar names, placing their software programs elsewhere in an attempt to fool you. This wmprph.exe file is from Microsoft and it is your Windows Media Player rich video player, and this file is known as a preview handling software module for videos. Often you see this begin running when viewing video online like watching Netflix videos streaming. It will not run automatically in your computer startup list, so you shouldn't see it running anymore after rebooting, only when starting to view the online movies. This wmprph.exe file is safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit wmprph.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 wmprph.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find wmprph.exe at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmprph.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, wmprph.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. wmprph.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is wmprph.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

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    wmprph.exe is a file that most likely arrived on your computer preinstalled. The folder location is always shown below so you can verify where the correction location is, as many virus and spyware writers attempt to use similiar names, placing their software programs elsewhere in an attempt to fool you. This wmprph.exe file is from Microsoft and it is your Windows Media Player rich video player, and this file is known as a preview handling software module for videos. Often you see this begin running when viewing video online like watching Netflix videos streaming. It will not run automatically in your computer startup list, so you shouldn't see it running anymore after rebooting, only when starting to view the online movies. This wmprph.exe file is safe and is not virus or spyware related. You can find wmprph.exe at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmprph.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.