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Windows Media Encoder 9-Reihe


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 primary executable is named wmenc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 13.6 MB (14,263,847 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 86% of users of Windows Media Encoder 9-Reihe come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows media-komponenten\encoder
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /I {E38C00D0-A68B-4318-A8A6-F7D4B5B1DF0E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Encoder 9-Reihe

Program executable:wmenc.exe
Name:Microsoft® Windows Mediaâ„¢ Encoder
Windows Media Encoder
Path:C:\Program Files\windows media-komponenten\encoder\wmenc.exe
Additional files:
  • wmex.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows Media (TM) Encoder (WM Encoder Extensions)
  • WMdevctl.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Windows Media Services (WMDevCtl Module)
  • WMEncAgt.exe - Windows Media Encoder Agent
  • WMEncEng.dll - WMEncEng Module
  • devil.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • Fileinfo.dll - Microsoft® Windows Media-Dienste (Windows Media Encoder Dateiinformationen)
  • ilu.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ilut.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • libDV.dll
  • libsndfile.dll
  • mspshell.dll - Microsoft (R) PropShell Control (MS PropShell Control)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • PhotoMotion.exe
  • settmp.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player (Microsoft Windows Media Player Setup Utility)
  • StreamEditor.dll
  • wmasfdist.exe - Windows Media Component Setup Application
  • wmeditor.exe
  • wmedque.dll - WME Record Queue
  • wmencloc.dll - WMEncLoc Module
  • WMEncoder.exe
  • wmencres.dll - Windows Media Encoder-Sprachpaket
  • wmeosppg.dll - WMEOsppg Module
  • wmesrcwp.dll - WMESrcWp Module
  • WMexfmwp.dll - WMEXfmWp Module
  • WMEXres.dll - WM Encoder-Erweiterungen-Sprachpaket
  • wmfdist.exe
  • wmmv.exe - Microsoft Windows Media Component Removal Utility
  • wmprevu.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows Media (TM) Preview Module (Windows Media Preview Object)
  • WMProEdt.exe
  • wmstreamedt.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows Media (TM) Datenstrom-Editor (Datenstrom-Editor für Windows Media)
  • wmstypelib.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • wmenc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD9E4B0C-9A11-49C3-8F01-70939E751287}' (runs on registration).
  • WMProEdt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABE68332-C548-4E7E-B077-16A7F6A3DA8D}' (runs on registration).
  • wmeditor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA8603AE-74BF-45B0-AD00-BF7D7D412274}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WMProEdt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMProEdt.exe'.
  • wmenc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\wmenc.exe'.
  • wmeditor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media-Komponenten\Encoder\wmeditor.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Media Encoder 9-Reihe?

You can uninstall Windows Media Encoder 9-Reihe 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Media Encoder 9-Reihe, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Encoder 9-Reihe.

Win Vista (SP2) 35%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 37.99%
Windows XP 30.22%
Windows 7 29.07%
Windows 10 2.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 30.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.27%
Windows 7 Professional 6.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.12%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.86% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 85.86%
  Austria 5.24%
  United States 4.19%
  Switzerland 1.26%
  Netherlands 0.52%
  United Kingdom 0.52%
  France 0.31%
  Romania 0.31%
  Spain 0.31%
  Hungary 0.31%
  Thailand 0.21%
  Italy 0.21%
  Slovenia 0.10%
  Brazil 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 44.30%
Medion 14.29%
Dell 8.68%
American Megatrends 7.23%
Sahara 5.97%
Intel 3.98%
Hewlett-Packard 3.98%
Acer 3.80%
Samsung 1.81%
ASUS 1.08%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L40 6.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 4.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite A210 3.95%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 3.95%


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