What does the MsPMSPSv.exe file do?
The MsPMSPSv.exe process is also known as WMDM PMSP Service and is a part of Microsoft® DRM or, as the case may be, WMDM PMSP Service. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of MsPMSPSv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WMDM PMSP service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WMDM PMSP service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MsPMSPSv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MsPMSPSv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MsPMSPSv.exe WMDM PMSP service
MsPMSPSv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file MsPMSPSv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 53,520 bytes (71% of all these files), 53,248 bytes or, as the case may be, 57,344 bytes.
This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves MsPMSPSv.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about MsPMSPSv?
|Microsoft's WMDM PMSP Service, aka Windows Media Device Manager Pre-Message Security Protocol Service. This services enables Windows Media Player to support the SDMI protocol (Secure Digital Music Initiative) when copying CDs or packaging copyrighted downloaded music to SDMI compliant music players and storage devices. Recommendation : This process takes at least 1.2Mb of memory - you can disable it. (further information...) |
|This is pretty harmless and a part of Microsoft's Windows Media Player. However it occupies space in your memory and doesn't actually serve you the consumer in any way... Disabling it won't harm your system in anyway and will free up some RAM. So yes, disable it! |
|Hd two pc's within a week of each other start freezing up. One was from this MsPMSPSv.exe process. disabled it and it stopped freezing after boot. the second maching did not have this file but found that i was freezing the same way right after booting up becuase of a similar WMplayer process called Windows Media Player Network Sharing service and the executable namesed WMPNetwk.exe. Disabled this process from starting on the 2nd pc and all is well with no freezing up. Anyne know if U uninstall MS update KB917734 WMP is for just the 1st one or will it uninstall other needed security patches (further information...) |
Summary: 21 users judge MsPMSPSv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 10 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 23 users have already deleted MsPMSPSv.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft® DRM or WMDM PMSP Service
To remove WMDM PMSP service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft® DRM or WMDM PMSP Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if MsPMSPSv.exe (WMDM PMSP service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of WMDM PMSP service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WMDM PMSP service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or MsPMSPSv.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.