How to Remove “wmpnetwk.exe”

What is wmpnetwk.exe?

wmpnetwk.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as wmpnetwk.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with wmpnetwk.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with wmpnetwk.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the wmpnetwk.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the wmpnetwk.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by wmpnetwk.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by wmpnetwk.exe malware.

How to remove wmpnetwk.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the wmpnetwk.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2011 at 10:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f533c98a4fd3301c
8f34edf1e51f51b9
e5b2b465
e27bd73983c98bbb
6a0164a72310f426
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.5358.0
(WMP_11.06
0509-2009)
6.0.5358.0 Colombia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 97577fc157f184df
64c84cc0f4884756
afcffea3
fd646937b9997e1f
091c1968d8abe78f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.0.5721.
5145
(WMP_11.06
1018-2006)
11.0.5721.
5145
Philippines N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 29b473cfabddc19b
f456c93b97616765
68d7b997
46dcaf33616ce4a3
96c2f08614d605dc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.0.5721.
5145
(WMP_11.06
1018-2006)
11.0.5721.
5145
South Africa N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 36dabedaf418da24
7c0060c6dd56104f
7af61132
4d73e72b2f9494ed
1b055c914d195ee2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.0.5721.
5145
(WMP_11.06
1018-2006)
11.0.5721.
5145
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2008 at 11:06 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 481b7432eb8901c2
ed91b96ed214a916
a1dc543c
83d71b705cff920b
9a986e0c9868e399
No 12.0.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
12.0.7601.
17514
Poland
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c1124a371681eab7
aa87b4dcbc3c4618
93470163
f0faf2a425cc7708
75f48686e6d87a4d
No 12.0.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
12.0.7601.
17514
France
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2cefd4348f491973
619f250fd7a5a409
a53be930
db3f5b559755d497
d74020a37ffac42f
No 11.0.5721.
5262
(WMP_11.09
0130-1421)
11.0.5721.
5262
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d86d849f1decab91
ea3cce8e9fd65cb7
a31677d0
5d530b1f393335e8
e68661758a81ada0
No 12.0.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
12.0.7600.
16385
Internal Submission
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