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.
Usually, the default filename and path where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 77fbd400984cf72ba0fc4b3489d65f74.
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.
wmpnetwk.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
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.
The description extracted from the program is Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.
File version 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).
Maker Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
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.
wmpnetwk.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in wmpnetwk.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.