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What does the WMPNSCFG.exe file do?

The WMPNSCFG.exe process is also known as Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application or, as the case may be, Aplicación de configuración del servicio de uso compartido de red del Reproductor de Windows Media and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Windows Media Format (Version 11 runtime). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WMPNSCFG.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about WMPNSCFG.exe WMPNSCFG.exe

WMPNSCFG.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WMPNSCFG.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 204,288 bytes (70% of all these files), 202,240 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This WMPNSCFG program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This WMPNSCFG.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 19% 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 WMPNSCFG.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 WMPNSCFG?

windows media network sharing service (further information...)
Process used by Windows Media Player 11. Enables sharing of Your and All Users: Pictures, Videos And Music folders located in your & All Users, Documents folder. Replaces Windows Media Connect witch has been Merged (incorporated) with WMP 11. If you disable file sharing in Windows Media Player 11 it shouldn't start up again by itself.. This file is also used when sharing stuff between your Xbox 360 And PC (further information...)
Bo S. Winther

Summary: 28 users judge WMPNSCFG.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 7 users have already deleted WMPNSCFG.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program or Windows Media Format


To remove WMPNSCFG.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program or Windows Media Format in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if WMPNSCFG.exe (WMPNSCFG.exe) 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 WMPNSCFG.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WMPNSCFG.exe 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 WMPNSCFG.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.

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