File purpose and description:
This wmpnetwk.exe software program may have arrived on your computer as preinstalled software when you first purchased your computer. The exact file location is also shown below. Always verify this folder location to make sure your file is not a virus, spyware, or malware located elsewhere with a similiar name. This wmpnetwk.exe software is part of Windows Media and it is from Microsoft Corporation. It is known as the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. When you play any type of video or media, you will see this running in your tasklist even after you stop playing videos. You can terminate this if you wish, as I terminated this task on my computer as a test many times and had no issues. This wmpnetwk.exe file is safe and is not virus or spyware 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)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
This file will be found on your disk at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
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, wmpnetwk.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 wmpnetwk.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.