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What is wmpband.dll?

Part of Windows Media Player Deskband by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices.
Description of wmpband.dll from Microsoft
Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12—available only in Windows 7—plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Windows Media Player 12 has built-in support for many popular audio and video formats—including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.
(wmpband.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wmpband.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - wmpband.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {0a4286ea-e355-44fb-8086-af3df7645bd9} with and identifier of Windows Media Player. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the wmpband.dll file.Of the 0.5% of wmpband.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpband.dll

Are there other versions of Windows Media Player Deskband?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: wmpband.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Media Player Deskband
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 11.0.6000.6324
Size: 97 KB
Original file name: wmdband.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {0a4286ea-e355-44fb-8086-af3df7645bd9}
Command: Windows Media Player

Image hashes

MD5: e7369ca015162ef4f9e207897ef7ded8
SHA-1: 11ce48ce74ec5baee303a9350da1caba3ff7352e
SHA-256: ee3396dae561337f915554a5015b76dae9f898a8b7c6c0af76fe70a8834d250d

PE image details

File entropy: 6.41071
File packed: No
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