Should I remove Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information]?
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Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information]
What is Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information]? (from Microsoft)
Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues. Windows Media Player may not be set up correctly and may not run as expected. Windows Media Player may have to run the first time setup to correct settings. Windows Media Player Library may be corrupted. This causes media browsing and search problems i... Read more
Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information] is a software program developed by Microsoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is wmplayer.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 36.01 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 13.7 MB (14,368,094 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 81% of users of Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information] come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Canada.
Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=2
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows media player
Estimated size: 13.7 MB
Files installed by Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information]
|Name:||Windows Media Player|
|Microsoft® Windows® Operating System|
|Path:||C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe|
|Taskbar:||Displays an icon in the notification area|
|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...|
- wmplayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'WMP.BurnCD' and the action verb 'Burn.
3 Google Chrome Plugins
- npwmsdrm.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwmsdrm.dll'.
- npdsplay.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdsplay.dll'.
- npdrmv2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdrmv2.dll'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
- wmplayer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Windows Media Player' (runs daily at 18:42:00).
- wmpnscfg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateLibrary'.
- wmpnetwk.exe runs as a service named 'Servicio de uso compartido de red del Reproductor de Windows Media' (WMPNetworkSvc) "Comparte las bibliotecas del Reproductor de Windows Media con otros dispositivos multimedia y reproductores en red mediante Plug and Play universal.".
Startup File (User Run)
- wmpnscfg.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WMPNSCFG' and executes as C:\Program\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
- wmdbexport.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'WMC_WMPDBExport' which loads as C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmdbexport.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
- wmpnscfg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WMPNSCFG' which loads as C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe.
9 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
- wmpnetwk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe'.
- wmplayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe'.
- setup_wm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmsetsdk.exe'.
- wmpshare.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpshare.exe'.
- wmpenc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpenc.exe'.
- wmlaunch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmlaunch.exe'.
Plus 3 more
Resource utilization averages
Show technical details
|I/O reads/min:||863.88 KB|
|I/O writes/min:||16.91 KB|
|I/O reads/min:||58 Bytes|
|I/O reads/min:||257 Bytes|
|I/O writes/min:||3 Bytes|
How do I remove Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information]?
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Or, you can uninstall Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information] from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
When you find the program Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information], click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information].
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
How do I reset my web browser?
If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information] you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer and click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove search providers, Accelerators and home pages. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
- The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
- To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. It will close and be reset.
- When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open.
- Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings. In the "Search" section, click Manage search engine. Check if (Default) is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default. Mouse over any other suspicious search engine entries that are not familiar and click X to remove them.
- When the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. If you want the Homepage button to open up a different webpage, click Change to enter a link.
- Restart Google Chrome.
Win XP 97%
Win 7 (SP1) 3%
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Which OS releases does it run on?
|Microsoft Windows XP
|Windows 7 Home Premium
80.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
| United States
| United Kingdom
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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com