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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

Overview

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.microsoft.com
Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=2
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows media player
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallEmeraldQFE2$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
Estimated size: 13.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix [See EmeraldQFE2 for more information]

Program executable:wmplayer.exe
Name:Windows Media Player
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe
MD5:d478331fee85e840f7d89edd06190dfc
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...
Additional files:
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Win9x Supplemental Unicode eXtension)
  • wmpnssci.dll - DLL-fil för Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Control Interface
  • wmpnscfg.exe - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application (Microsoft® Windows® Operating System)
  • npdsplay.dll - Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library (Npdsplay dll)
  • wmpshare.exe - Windows Media Player Folder Sharing Executable
  • setup_wm.exe - Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility
  • wmsetsdk.exe
  • wmpnetwk.exe - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
  • mpvis.dll - Visuella effekter för Windows Media Player
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • wmpenc.exe - Windows Media Player Encoder Helper
  • dlimport.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player (Microsoft Windows Media Player Setup Utility)
  • LAPRXY.DLL - Microsoft® Windows Media Services (Logagent Proxy)
  • LOGAGENT.EXE - Logagent out-of-proc server
  • migrate.exe - MLS Migrate DLL
  • wmlaunch.exe - Windows Media Player Launcher
  • wmpband.dll - Windows Media Player
  • wmpns.dll - Windows Media Player Applet Support DLL
  • wmpvis.dll - Windows Media Player Visualizations
  • msoobci.dll - Out of Band Component Installer
  • mplayer2.exe - Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • LegitLibM.dll - Windows Genuine Advantage (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Library)
  • qnspro.dll - Microsoft® NetShow (Microsoft NetShow theater DirectShow filter)
  • pidgen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • wmdbexport.exe - MLS Dbexport DLL
  • npdrmv2.dll - Microsoft® DRM (DRM Netscape Network Object)
  • npwmsdrm.dll - DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • custsat.dll - custsat

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • 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'.
Service
  • 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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

wmplayer.exe
Memory:36.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0061625186%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00302266%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00313986%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:447
70 average
I/O reads/min:863.88 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:16.91 KB
105.02 KB average
wmpnscfg.exe
Memory:1.49 MB
Total CPU:0.0003747005%
Kernel CPU:0.00031292%
User CPU:0.00006178%
I/O reads/min:58 Bytes
wmpnetwk.exe
Memory:10.77 MB
Total CPU:0.0008805178%
Kernel CPU:0.00038800%
User CPU:0.00049252%
Switches/sec:65
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.
  1. 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:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. 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.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. 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].

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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 97%
Win 7 (SP1) 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 96.97%
Windows 7 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 96.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.85%
  DK 4.26%
  Canada 4.26%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Norway 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%
  Spain 2.13%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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