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Should I remove Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45
United States Rank #53
Reach 10.4779%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.77 days
966.66 days >
Average installed length: 507.90 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin

What is Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin?

To play Windows Media in Firefox, you need the Windows Media Player browser plugin installed. Even if you already have Windows Media Player installed, you may still be missing the plugin required to play back Windows Media audio and video embedded in Web Pages.

About  (from Microsoft)

To see if you already have the plugin installed at the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel. Scroll down the list, and look for the entry called: Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plu...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/play-windows-media-files-in-firefox
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plugins
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{69FDFBB6-351D-4B8C-89D8-867DC9D0A2A4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 909 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin

Program module:np-mswmp.dll
Name:Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
Path:C:\Program Files\plugins\np-mswmp.dll
Additional files:
  • olconnectorresources.dll - Office Live Add-in for Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office Live Add-in Resources)
  • gfwlclient.resources.dll - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE
  • xliveservices.resources.dll
  • 04geometric_pinch.dll - Microsoft LifeCam (Pinch Effect)
  • 04geometric_punch.dll - Punch Effect
  • 04geometric_punchandpinch.dll - Pinch and Punch Effect
  • 04geometric_twins.dll - Mirror Effect
  • 04geometric_twirl.dll - Swirl Effect
  • 06accessories_afro.dll - 06_Accessories_Afro.dll
  • 06accessories_cat.dll - 06_Accessories_Cat.dll
  • 06accessories_clown.dll - 06_Accessories_Clown.dll
  • 06accessories_cowboyhat.dll - 06_Accessories_CowboyHat.dll
  • 06accessories_dog.dll - 06_Accessories_Dog.dll
  • 06accessories_expletive.dll - 06_Accessories_Expletive.dll
  • 06accessories_glitterstars.dll - 06_Accessories_GlitterStars.dll
  • blackpipe.dll - Windows Live Mesh (Remote Activation Network Library)
  • ccfg95.dll - Microsoft(R) Connection Manager (Internet Configuration Library)
  • cladmwiz.dll - Cluster Application Configuration Wizard
  • clcfgsrv.dll - Cluster Configuration Wizard and Server
  • clnetrex.dll - DHCP and WINS Service Cluster Administrator extension DLL
  • cluadmex.dll - Cluster Administrator Standard Extension
  • cluadmin.exe - Cluster Administrator
  • cluadmmc.dll - Cluster Administration SnapIn
  • cmak.exe - Microsoft Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • cmbins.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • cmproxy.dll - Proxy configuration connection action
  • cmroute.dll - Routing connection action
  • cmutoa.dll - Microsoft Connection Manager Unicode To Ansi Lib
  • cnet16.dll - Microsoft® Internet Services (Connection Manager)
  • commengine.dll - Remote Activation Communication Engine
  • csencrypt.exe - Windows Azure SDK
  • cspack.exe - Windows Azure Packaging Tool
  • csupload.exe
  • csvhdprep.exe
  • csvhdverify.exe
  • debugex.dll - Cluster Administrator Debug Extension
  • diagnostics.dll - Microsoft Windows Azure Diagnostics Native Code Library
  • diagnosticsagent.exe - Windows Azure Diagnostics Agent
  • dotnetfx3setup.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (SFX Setup)
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • encoders.dll - Remote Activation Encoders Library
  • filelistener.dll - Monitoring Agent File Listener
  • gfwlclient.exe - Games for Windows - LIVE Client
  • gfwlive.exe - Games for Windows® - LIVE Splash Screen
  • gfwlupdate.dll - GFWLive Internal Update Library
  • iacore.dll - Microsoft (R) Ink Analysis Redistributable Components (Microsoft Tablet PC Ink Analysis Core Components)
  • iawinfx.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System (Microsoft Tablet PC Ink Analysis WinFx Library)
  • iisconfigurator.exe
  • instapi.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • lkrhwlc.dll - LKRhash scalable hashtables
  • logging.dll - Windows Live Mesh Logging Library
  • mathapp.exe - Microsoft Mathematics (MathApp)
  • mediaid.resources.dll - Windows Phone
  • microsoft.expression.drawing.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Drawing
  • microsoft.expression.interactions.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • microsoft.ink.analysis.dll - Microsoft Tablet PC Ink Analysis Managed Library
  • microsoft.ink.dll - Microsoft Tablet PC API
  • microsoft.ink.journalreader.dll
  • microsoft.live.folders.richupload.3.dll - Windows Live (R) (Microsoft® Rich Upload ActiveX control)
  • microsoft.managementconsole.dll - MMCFx
  • microsoft.powershell.commands.management.dll - Microsoft Command-Line Shell Management Commands
  • microsoft.powershell.commands.utility.dll - Microsoft Command-Line Shell Utility Commands
  • microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll - Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost
  • microsoft.powershell.security.dll
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • microsoft.practices.prism.dll - Prism (Microsoft.Practices.Prism)
  • microsoft.practices.prism.interactivity.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Prism.Interactivity
  • microsoft.practices.prism.mefextensions.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Prism.MefExtensions
  • microsoft.practices.servicelocation.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • microsoft.practices.unity.dll - Microsoft Unity Application Block (Microsoft.Practices.Unity)
  • microsoft.servicehosting.tools.msbuildtasks.dll
  • microsoft.uddi.dll - Microsoft.Uddi
  • microsoft.web.deployment.dll - Microsoft IIS Extensions (Web Deployment Framework)
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.dll
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.dll
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windowsapicodepack.dll - Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack
  • microsoft.windowsapicodepack.shell.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.clouddrive.dll - Microsoft (R) Codename RD
  • microsoft.windowsazure.diagnostics.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.internal.runtimeserver.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.packaging.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.servicemanagementclient.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.serviceruntime.commands.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.serviceruntime.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.storageclient.dll
  • microsoft.windowsazure.tools.vhd.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.device.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.device.resources.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.ituneswrapper.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.nativedevicemanager.dll - Windows Phone Device Manager
  • microsoft.wpsync.settings.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.shared.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.shared.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • np-mswmp.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np-mswmp.dll'.
  • npolw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npOLW.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npolw.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Microsoft Office Live Plug-in for Firefox' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/OfficeLive,version=1.3' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • windowsphone.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B7302E79-6B09-426A-A07C-84B7C2A9B4E6}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • windowslivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin 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 Firefox Plugin 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 Firefox Plugin, 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 Firefox Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.19%
Windows Vista 13.79%
Windows XP 8.37%
Windows 8 3.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.71%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.44%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.79%
  Germany 7.80%
  Brazil 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.01%
  Canada 2.52%
  France 2.33%
  Israel 2.29%
  Italy 2.11%
  Japan 2.04%
  Taiwan 1.86%
  Iran 1.85%
  Spain 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Turkey 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.74%
Dell 17.46%
Acer 16.81%
ASUS 8.49%
Toshiba 7.01%
Lenovo 4.35%
Sony 3.58%
American Megatrends 2.95%
Samsung 2.56%
Medion 2.08%
Intel 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.97%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.48%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.24%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.24%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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Help me please!•9 months ago
Thanks for the advice, but Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin is not listed in the XP add/remove programs list. Any further help to remove this stealthily installed Microsoft plugware will be greatly received.