Should I remove Windows Media Player 11?
What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #305
United States Rank #331
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
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
- Starts automatically
- Integrates into the web browser
- Adds a Windows Service
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows media player
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Setup_wm.exe" /Uninstall
Estimated size: 8.24 MB
Files installed by Windows Media Player 11
|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...|
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'.
- 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
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 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.
- 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 11, 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 11.
- 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 11 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 95%
Win 7 0%
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
|Windows Server 2003
Which OS releases does it run on?
|Microsoft Windows XP
|Windows 7 Home Premium
|Windows 7 Professional
|Windows 7 Ultimate
|Windows Vista Home Premiu...
|Windows Vista Business
45.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
| United States
| United Kingdom
What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
|Dell Computer Dimension 2...
|Dell OptiPlex GX620 ...
|Dell Computer Dimension 3...
|Dell OptiPlex 745 ...
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