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What is wmpnetwk.exe?

Part of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service by Microsoft

What is it?

This service allows Media Player to share media with other computers on the network.

What if I disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service?

Disable if you don't share your Windows Media Player library with another computer or your Xbox.
Description of wmpnetwk.exe from Microsoft
Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12—available only in Windows 7—plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Windows Media Player 12 has built-in support for many popular audio and video formats—including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.
(wmpnetwk.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wmpnetwk.exe run?

Service - wmpnetwk.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WMPNetworkSvc' (Υπηρεσία κοινής χρήσης δικτύου του Windows Media Player). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. Υπηρεσία κοινής χρήσης δικτύου του Windows Media Player runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wmpnetwk.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wmpnetwk.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wmpnetwk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00157% CPU15747.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
20.04 MB RAM93.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          506 /min22.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     8 context switches/sec8.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Media Player Network S...?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.

What else is related?

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Stability

wmpnetwk.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: wmp.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: wmp.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: wmp.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wmpnetwk.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 12.0.7600.16385
Size: 1.45 MB
Original file name: WMPNetwk.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0030603597%
Privileged CPU: 0.0014856414%
User CPU: 0.00157471825602%
Privileged CPU time: 30101144.87 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4,112 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,861,233
CPU cycle count /min: 161,372,792
Context switches /sec: 8
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 157.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 163.23 MB
Paged memory: 20.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.39 MB
Paged system memory: 256.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.61 KB
Working set memory: 12.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 33.9 MB
Min working set memory: 4.11 MB
Private memory: 20.04 MB
Page faults: 693,127
Page faults /min: 380
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 339,046
Read operations /min: 505
Total read transfer: 152.03 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.58 MB
Total write operations: 3,134
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 9.39 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.93 KB
Other operations /min: 18,128
Total other transfer: 31.58 MB
Other Transfer /min: 349.52 KB
Handle count average: 434
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"

Service details

Name: Υπηρεσία κοινής χρήσης δικτύου του Windows Media Player
Service name: WMPNetworkSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Επιτρέπει την κοινή χρήση βιβλιοθηκών του Windows Media Player με άλλες συσκευές αναπαραγωγής και συσκευές πολυμέσων του δικτύου χρησιμοποιώντας τη δυνατότητα Τοποθέτησης και Άμεσης Λειτουργίας γενικής χρήσης”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 5005
TCP: localhost on port 554
TCP: localhost on port 49798
TCP: localhost on port 50606
TCP: localhost on port 61133
TCP: localhost on port 53168
TCP: localhost on port 49194
TCP: on port 61161
TCP: on port 58625
TCP: on port 51204
TCP: on port 52869
TCP: localhost on port 56296

Image hashes

MD5: a9f3bfc9345f49614d5859ec95b9e994
SHA-1: 64638c3ff08eecd62e2b24708cf5b5f111c05e3d
SHA-256: 306467d280e99d0616e839278a4db5bed684f002ae284c3678cabb5251459cb3

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.45352
File packed: No
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