Wondering why wmpnetwk.exe process always appears running in Task Manager which program it relates to? can this be trusted process or virus? how to disable it if it consumes too much of system resources?. Wmpnetwk.exe is related to Windows Media Player 10 in Windows 7, in fact it’s a component of WMP 10 used to share media libraries. This process is from Microsoft, can be trusted and its not a virus before getting into details of disabling it why its there running in your Computer and for what’s sake? here is the explanation.
Location of wmpnetwk.exe process
Wmpnetwk.exe process is Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service “shares WMP libraries to other networked players and media devices using Universal plug and play”. wmpnetwk.exe process located in C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player in your Computer.
If you don’t need sharing of WMP libraries for the devices on network you can disable this process.
1. For that use Win +R command to bring up run command, type and enter Services.msc
2. Scroll down to Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, right-click on it and Stop it. Now double click on this service, select and set its Startup type to disabled. That’s it wmpnetwk.exe process won’t appears in Task Manager from now on.