File purpose and description:
wmprph.exe is a file that most likely arrived on your computer preinstalled. The folder location is always shown below so you can verify where the correction location is, as many virus and spyware writers attempt to use similiar names, placing their software programs elsewhere in an attempt to fool you. This wmprph.exe file is from Microsoft and it is your Windows Media Player rich video player, and this file is known as a preview handling software module for videos. Often you see this begin running when viewing video online like watching Netflix videos streaming. It will not run automatically in your computer startup list, so you shouldn't see it running anymore after rebooting, only when starting to view the online movies. This wmprph.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 file.
File or folder location:
You can find wmprph.exe at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmprph.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, wmprph.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 wmprph.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.