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12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 4.13%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.21%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.92%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.24%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.06%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.10%
12.0.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.00%
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Windows Media Player by Microsoft

Remove wmplayer.exe
Version:   12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   a80c173ac5c75706bb74ae4d78f2a53d
SHA1:   ac4440d2d6844b624abd095fc9ece4409c2031c3
SHA256:   a9bb4b452729f8b231892b41a796fb936a01c3b4af4365977f27f0d8524b3cbd
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is wmplayer.exe?

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices.

About wmplayer.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 librar


File name:wmplayer.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Media Player
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe
Original name:wmplayer.exe.mui
File version:12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:12.0.7600.16385
Size:161 KB (164,864 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Amazon Services LLC
11% remove
Amazon MP3 is an online music store owned and operated by Amazon MP3's catalog is accessible from the web site by searching for an artist or title name. To download purchased music, offers the Amazon MP3 Downloader which is optional for individual tracks and required for album purchases. It saves purchased music into a particular folder and can, at the user's discretion, add purchased tracks to the libr...
Amazon Services LLC
6% remove
The Amazon MP3 Downloader is software you'll use along with Amazon Cloud Player to manage your music. The Downloader is a piece of software that streamlines the process of downloading by enabling you to download entire albums or playlists and automatically import them into iTunes or Windows Media Player.
11% remove
DWA-130 software package includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities and quick start guides and wizard to support this wireless adapter.
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove
Windows Media Player 11 was included with Vista with no updates, final release on XP. Windows Media Player is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images .In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists ...
Olsen Software
6% remove


Autoplay handlers
Runs under the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers'
  • Handler name 'IviDVDEventHandler'
  • Handler name 'IviVideoCDHandler'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayBluRayOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSWMPBurnDataDVDArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSRipCDAudioOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayDVDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlaySuperVideoCDMovieOnArrival'
Shell open commands
  • WPLFile
  • WMZFile
  • WMVFile
  • WMSFile
  • wmafile
  • mpegfile
  • mp3file
  • AUFile
  • AVIFile
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe'
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [TCP]
  • [TCP] (
  • [UDP] listens on port 53450
  • [UDP] listens on port 59790
  • [UDP] listens on port 62619
  • [UDP] listens on port 56776
  • [UDP] listens on port 58796
  • [UDP] listens on port 49669
  • [UDP] listens on port 61757
  • [UDP] listens on port 64778
  • [UDP] listens on port 54900
  • [UDP] listens on port 58271
  • [UDP] listens on port 51434
  • [UDP] listens on port 49153
  • [UDP] listens on port 63539
  • [UDP] listens on port 56701
  • [UDP] listens on port 55350
  • [UDP] listens on port 55179

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.05146903%
    Kernel CPU:0.02092564%
    User CPU:0.03054339%
    Kernel CPU time:704,991,592 ms/min
    CPU cycles:3,942,490/sec
    Context switches:557/sec
    Private memory:61.03 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):71.04 MB
    Private (minimum):47.74 MB
    Non-paged memory:61.03 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:234.26 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):252.31 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:58.54 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):81.8 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:532,309/min
    I/O read transfer:988.9 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:118/sec
    I/O write transfer:61.57 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:4/sec
    I/O other transfer:80.41 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:487/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:672
    GUI GDI peak:709
    GUI USER count:182
    GUI USER peak:201

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /play -embedding
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetcC:1
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /cookies "__utma=163012451.2012103345.1379121352.1379871772.1379884568.12; __utmz=163012451.1379121352.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __auc=e317c2f0140ff4e6fe3be188325; __unam=b27fdf1-140fffd521d-3f414f0c-8; __utmc=163012451; __utma=234183001.820307562.1379022189.1379022189.1379022189.1;|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/news/1516102" /ocx /nolibraryadd /play "h
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /enqueue -embedding
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /cookies "activity=1378837914307; visitor_info1_live=t7rt0vdrvts; pref=f1=50000000&fv=11.8.800; dkv=cd2713102f77ab488ac07d1ac9aa1155e3qeaaaadgxpcgniui9sma==" /ocx /nolibraryadd /play "httC://,id,ip,ipbits,itag,ratebypass,source,upn,expire&ip=
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /relaunch /prefetcC:1
    • "C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /skipfue /remoteocxlaunch
    • (12 more)
    Parent processes:


    Total CPU:8.51393658%
    Kernel CPU:0.03243354%
    User CPU:8.48150304%
    CPU cycles:139,731,778/sec
    Context switches:95/sec
    Memory:688 KB
    1.16 MB
    Total CPU:2.72466616%
    Kernel CPU:0.13112450%
    User CPU:2.59354166%
    CPU cycles:52,648,066/sec
    Context switches:49/sec
    Memory:2.05 MB
    Total CPU:1.77892026%
    Kernel CPU:0.15555980%
    User CPU:1.62336046%
    CPU cycles:31,654,326/sec
    Context switches:114/sec
    Memory:556 KB
    Total CPU:0.78895152%
    Kernel CPU:0.52622965%
    User CPU:0.26272188%
    CPU cycles:15,906,127/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:1.23 MB
    wmplayer.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.60448908%
    Kernel CPU:0.21240942%
    User CPU:0.39207966%
    CPU cycles:22,498,756/sec
    Context switches:23/sec
    Memory:176 KB
    Total CPU:0.35963065%
    Kernel CPU:0.18933303%
    User CPU:0.17029763%
    CPU cycles:14,967,566/sec
    Context switches:85/sec
    Memory:488 KB
    Total CPU:0.35655276%
    Kernel CPU:0.01356629%
    User CPU:0.34298647%
    CPU cycles:12,239,071/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    Total CPU:0.33038931%
    Kernel CPU:0.21223107%
    User CPU:0.11815824%
    CPU cycles:7,526,807/sec
    Context switches:10/sec
    Memory:10.95 MB
    Total CPU:0.30955065%
    Kernel CPU:0.03367054%
    User CPU:0.27588011%
    CPU cycles:5,924,339/sec
    Context switches:51/sec
    Memory:456 KB
    Total CPU:0.27853564%
    Kernel CPU:0.04564858%
    User CPU:0.23288706%
    CPU cycles:5,002,243/sec
    Context switches:52/sec
    Memory:1.15 MB
    wow64win.dll (Wow64 Console and Win32 API Logging by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.02091316%
    Kernel CPU:0.01045658%
    User CPU:0.01045658%
    CPU cycles:480,461/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Memory:368 KB
    Total CPU:0.00385147%
    Kernel CPU:0.00090623%
    User CPU:0.00294524%
    CPU cycles:1,706,412/sec
    Context switches:10/sec
    Memory:1.46 MB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
    Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
    Windows 8 20.00%
    Windows 8 Single Language 20.00%
    Windows Seven Black Edition 5.00%
    Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
    Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 5.00%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 30.00% of Windows Media Player.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Dell 30.77%
    Acer 23.08%
    Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
    Lenovo 15.38%
    ASUS 7.69%
    Samsung 7.69%
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