Is wmpenc.exe safe or is this malware?

Purpose of wmpenc.exe:

wmpenc.exe file purpose and description:

wmpenc.exe is a program most likely was already installed on your computer since the day your purchased. Always double check the disk location shown below to you, as that will help verify if it is spyware or virus related, or if it is installed in the proper disk location, as spyware and virus writers often use similiar software names in an attempt to fool you. The disk location is shown below. This wmpenc.exe program is part of Microsoft Windows Media player software and is installed on all latest Microsoft Windows systems. This is known as the Microsoft Windows Media Player Encoder package. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or virus related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)

File type:
This is a executable file

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This file will be found at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpenc.exe

General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, wmpenc.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of wmpenc.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!