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What is wmplayer.exe?

Part of Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(wmplayer.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wmplayer.exe loaded?

Shell open command - wmplayer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of AUFile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open "%L". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Autoplay handler - wmplayer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wmplayer.exe file.Of the 0.3% of wmplayer.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: wmplayer.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Media Player
Version: 11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
Product version: 11.0.5721.5145
Size: 62.5 KB
Original file name: wmplayer.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Shell open command details

Name: WPLFile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open "%L"

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival

Image hashes

MD5: 3f65d5d0a00427d19b2d1461580e2777
SHA-1: 243152722453927bf68f7275c85578b72142611f
SHA-256: 33adef74ae8215f967a73f426ea79e104f02a9a47fe3fc91a1705b5656ba4398

PE image details

File packed: No
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