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Should I remove Windows Media Player 11?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #305
United States Rank #331
Reach 2.2822%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.70 days
286.09 days >
Average installed length: 150.32 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.5721.5145 0.01%

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Windows Media Player 11

What is Windows Media Player 11?

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 such as an MP3 CD, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores.

About  (from Microsoft)

Windows Media Player provides an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to play digital media files, organize your digital media collection, burn CDs of your favorite music, rip music from CDs, sync digital media files to a portable device, and shop for digital media content from online stores. Windows Media Player allows yo...  Read more
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/download-windows-media-player
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows media player
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Setup_wm.exe" /Uninstall
Estimated size: 8.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Player 11

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)
  • wmpnscfg.exe
  • wmpnssci.dll
  • nsrven32.dll - Core Support Library for Microsoft NetShow(TM) Player with RealVideo(R) (32-bit) (Core Support Library for Microsoft NetShow(TM) Player with RealVideo(R))
  • setup_wm.exe
  • WMPSideShowGadget.exe - Windows Media Player Gadget for Windows SideShow capable devices
  • WMPDMC.exe - Windows Media Player Digital Media Controller Application
  • wmpnetwk.exe
  • WMPDMCCore.dll - Windows Media Player Digital Media Controller Library
  • dsrvui32.dll - High-level Support Library for RealPlayer (32-bit) (High-level Support Library for RealPlayer)
  • npdsplay.dll - Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library (Npdsplay dll)
  • WMPMediaSharing.dll - Windows Media Player Media Sharing Interface DLL
  • LegitLibM.dll - Microsoft® Windows Genuine Advantage Validation (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Library)
  • np-mswmp.dll - Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin (np-mswmp)
  • wmpshare.exe - Windows Media Player Folder Sharing Executable
  • wmsetsdk.exe - Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility
  • WMPNSSUI.dll - Windows Media Player WMPNSS Shell Extensions
  • MP10Setup.exe - Windows Media Component Setup Application
  • MPSetupXP.exe
  • wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe
  • wmpband.dll
  • wmprph.exe - Windows Media Player Rich Preview Handler
  • mpvis.dll - Sistema Operacional Microsoft® Windows® (Visualização do Windows Media Player)
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • wmssetup.dll - Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
  • wmpenc.exe - Windows Media Player Encoder Helper
  • wmpconfig.exe - Windows Media Player Configuration
  • dlimport.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player (Microsoft Windows Media Player Setup Utility)
  • ezscdhlp.exe - Windows Media Player
  • migrate.exe - Microsoft® Windows Media Services (MLS Migrate DLL)
  • 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
  • wmlaunch.exe - Windows Media Player Launcher
  • custsat.dll - Microsoft(R) CustSat DLL (custsat)
  • WindowsXP-MSCompPackV1-x86.exe - Self-Extracting Cabinet
  • laprxy.dll - Microsoft® NetShow (Logagent Proxy)
  • logagent.exe - Logagent out-of-proc server
  • pnwrap.dll - Microsoft® Netshow(TM) with RealVideo® 4.0 filter
  • qnspro.dll - Microsoft NetShow theater DirectShow filter
  • wmpappcompat.exe - Windows XP Family (Hotfix Package)
  • pidgen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • wmdbexport.exe - MLS Dbexport DLL
  • wmpsyncmgr.dll - WMP Sync Manager
  • npdrmv2.dll - Microsoft® DRM (DRM Netscape Network Object)
  • npwmsdrm.dll - DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • wmplayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'IviDVDEventHandler' with the ProgID of 'DVD' and the action verb 'play.
  • wmlaunch.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (Power2GoPlayCDAudioOnArrival).
4 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npwmsdrm.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwmsdrm.dll'.
  • npdrmv2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdrmv2.dll'.
  • npdsplay.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdsplay.dll'.
  • np-mswmp.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np-mswmp.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 'Servizio di condivisione in rete Windows Media Player' (WMPNetworkSvc) "Consente di condividere il Catalogo multimediale di Windows Media Player con altri lettori e dispositivi multimediali in rete mediante Universal Plug and Play".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • wmpnscfg.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WMPNSCFG' and executes as C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe.
  • wmplayer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Media Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • setup_wm.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' which loads as C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe" /RunOncC:"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" "C:\Users\aarons.
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.
10 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'.
  • mplayer2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe'.
  • setup_wm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmsetsdk.exe'.
  • migrate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\migrate.exe'.
  • wmpshare.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpshare.exe'.
  • Plus 4 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 11?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Media Player 11 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Media Player 11 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 11, 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 11.

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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 95%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 97.77%
Windows 7 1.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.39%
Windows Vista 0.23%
Windows 8 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 98.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.81%
Windows 7 Professional 0.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.12%
Windows Vista Business 0.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.92%
  Germany 8.93%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  Italy 4.17%
  Brazil 3.35%
  Canada 3.29%
  Israel 2.29%
  Taiwan 2.25%
  Australia 1.98%
  Japan 1.52%
  Poland 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Iran 1.15%
  Hungary 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.42%
GIGABYTE 14.28%
Intel 12.71%
American Megatrends 12.45%
Hewlett-Packard 8.04%
Sahara 7.50%
Acer 3.74%
ASUS 1.88%
Toshiba 1.57%
NEC 0.73%
Samsung 0.68%
Common models
GBT AWRDACPI 4.46%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 3.51%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 3.43%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 2.96%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 2.84%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.83%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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