wmpnetwk.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if wmpnetwk.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.
Usually, this application is found in C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is a9f3bfc9345f49614d5859ec95b9e994.
This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
wmpnetwk.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a x64 executable. It uses the full capacity of modern computer processors.
The description present in the file is Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.
File version 12.0.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
wmpnetwk.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from wmpnetwk.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.