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Windows 7: Windows Media Player constantly open in the background?

24 Jul 2010   #1
poobla5

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Media Player constantly open in the background?

For some reason when I look in my task manager, WMP is always open even though I haven't opened it and it's not visibly open at all. I decided to do a process library scan and it came up with this result:
wmplayer.exe Startup Details


Startup Method:

Process

Parent Process:

roxioburnlauncher.exe

Startup Location:

C:\Users\PC\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup



What could this roxioburnlauncher thing be? Is this dangerous? Thanks much for your help.


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24 Jul 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Press Win+R to get the run window. Type msconfig there and hit enter. In the startup tab of resulting system configeration window, disable all the unnecessary entries, including the roxio entries.

Roxio Burner Launcher is not any dangerous thing, but it is unnecessary to start up with the system. Only when you burn DVDs , open it.
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24 Jul 2010   #3
poobla5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, thanks for your help.

I followed your instructions and could not find this "Roxio Burn Launcher" nor a Windows Media Player option in the start up tab.
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24 Jul 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Are you sure that wmplayer.exe is always open in task manager? Can you post a screenshot of your task manager with wmplayer.exe open , and the startup tab of the system configuration window ? It may help us to understand the situation properly.
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24 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have streaming enabled? Open media player, make sure you have the play tab selected. Click the word stream and see if anything has a check next to it. I'm not sure if this would do it or not, but it doesn't hurt to try.

Have you gone to the folder you listed to see if anything is in there. You can find it by having explorer show hidden files and folders. Click Organize> Folder and Search Options>view tab>Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
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24 Jul 2010   #6
poobla5

Windows 7
 
 

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9788/jkjkjkj.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5178/kjkjkjkj.jpg

there are the links to the two images you requested. thanks again for your help.

Also I have no form of media streaming turned on.
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25 Jul 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi Poobla5 !
It is somehow unnatural . If WMP is not running, it should not be there in task manager's processes tab. You are running 64 bit os ? you may easily end the process wmplayer.exe*32, and see what happens then.

BTW, there is a lot of startup entries you have. You may easily disable the Acrobat, itunes etc entries. Keep the os , antivirus, and a few selected programs you want to autostart with windows. See my shot


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25 Jul 2010   #8
poobla5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your reply but it automatically sits in the processes each time I start up my computer even if I end it. Any further help is appreciated.
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25 Jul 2010   #9
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hi...........
try by closing the slideshow gadget..even better would be to close the sidebar and see if this helps .

this also might be of help......
Windows Media Player 11 keeps playing after closed
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25 Jul 2010   #10
poobla5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thathagat View Post
hi...........
try by closing the slideshow gadget..even better would be to close the sidebar and see if this helps .

this also might be of help......
Windows Media Player 11 keeps playing after closed
But the interesting thing is that I dont even have the gadget turned on yet it shows up in the processes... is this a virus perhaps taking advantage of WMP? I dont know. :S
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