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Program info

Estimated safety rating


wmpnetwk.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if wmpnetwk.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe

Usually, the default filename and path where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 77fbd400984cf72ba0fc4b3489d65f74.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.

Belongs to the operating system


wmpnetwk.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full set of features of modern computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

The description extracted from the program is Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.

File version

 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

File version 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).


 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


wmpnetwk.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in wmpnetwk.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.