"wmpnetwk.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "wmpnetwk.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "wmpnetwk.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "wmpnetwk.exe" process?

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A

"wmpnetwk.exe" process represents "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" program.

"wmpnetwk.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wmpnetwk

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "wmpnetwk.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
wmpnetwk.exe              5,256 K   Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Additional information about "wmpnetwk.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: wmpnetwk.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
   Description: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
   Version: 12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
   Size: 1314816 bytes
   Last modified: 9/20/2012 2:33:56 AM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\en-US\wmpnetwk.exe.mui
C:\Users\fyi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
C:\Users\Public\Libraries
C:\Users\lili\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\PREFERENCES\HME
HKCU\Control Panel\International
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsRuntime\CLSID
HKCR\ActivatableClasses\CLSID

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\OLEAUT32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WSOCK32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll

"wmpnetwk.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "wmpnetwk.exe" process.

 

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