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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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wmpnetwk.exe process running.Of the 0.1% 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.
     wmpnetwk.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wmpnetwk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00465% CPU46466.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.66 MB RAM44.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 23 /min1.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
219 context switches/sec219.0%
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.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: kernelbase.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: kernelbase.dll (still researching...)
Occurred on: September 19, 2013
3.  
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
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 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate | KKD Windows 7 V.3 (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows Seven Black Edition (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: 1.07 MB
Original file name: WMPNetwk.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0088033087%
Privileged CPU: 0.0041566200%
User CPU: 0.00464668866117%
Privileged CPU time: 116026778.34 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4,340 ms
CPU cycle count: 8,472,226
CPU cycle count /min: 53,203,094
Context switches /sec: 219
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 114.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 130.13 MB
Paged memory: 9.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.46 MB
Paged system memory: 190.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.48 KB
Working set memory: 7.62 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.91 MB
Min working set memory: 2.53 MB
Private memory: 9.66 MB
Page faults: 79,677
Page faults /min: 75
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 32,098
Read operations /min: 22
Total read transfer: 66.8 MB
Read transfer /min: 64.56 KB
Total write operations: 469
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.72 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.46 KB
Total other operations: 2,277,102
Other operations /min: 1,448
Total other transfer: 20.95 MB
Other Transfer /min: 34.51 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 406
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
wmp.dll
ole32.dll
sechost.dll
ntdll.dll
npggnt.des
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
gdiplus.dll
wmdrmdev.dll
ssdpapi.dll
gdiplus.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"
"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 64957
TCP: localhost on port 63710
TCP: localhost on port 55431
TCP: localhost on port 61692
TCP: localhost on port 61925
TCP: localhost on port 55655

Image hashes

MD5: 3b40d3a61aa8c21b88ae57c58ab3122e
SHA-1: 77298efb673f13c768924f67724e4201a4dbc6c0
SHA-256: 6c67dcb007c3cdf2eb0bbf5fd89c32cd7800c20f7166872f8c387be262c5cd21

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.45352
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
faultrep.dll
gdi32.dll
httpapi.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
mfplat.dll
msvcrt.dll
netapi32.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
propsys.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
winhttp.dll
wmpmde.dll
ws2_32.dll
wtsapi32.dll
xmllite.dll
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