need advice on WMP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by frogliver, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. frogliver

    frogliver Guest

    Vista SP2: Windows Media Player has begun to attempt to configure its
    network business every few minutes despite my trying to thwart it by
    blacklisting in Spyware Terminator and blocking it with my firewall. I get
    alerts every five minutes that C:\Program Files\Windows Media
    Player\wmpnscfg.exe wants to install or perform some function. I have
    disabled every WMP category in Services.

    I sometimes use WMP for playing music and watching small videos on occasion
    but have no interest in any type of networking on- or off-line. So I tried
    to delete that file and the whole program, rename that file, and even
    force-uninstall WMP altogether with Cleanse uninstaller but all I get is a
    window telling me I do not have permission. I tried changing permission
    settings but couldn't get them to work either. WMP does not appear in the
    Windows Programs and Features list so I cannot even try to uninstall it

    What do I need to do to either shut down any networking functions of WMP or
    get rid of it altogether? It never did this before today (I scanned it and
    no virus reported).


    frogliver, Jun 3, 2011
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  2. I don't know, but once you get rid of it try using VLC instead. Simple,
    lightweight, open source, and doesn't have spywarish behaviors, so it
    won't quietly tattle on all those infringing mp3s and avis you have. ;)
    Katie Gerrolds, Jun 3, 2011
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  3. frogliver

    frogliver Guest

    Thanks Katie. I have used VLC on my desktop with XP and it is good. WMP came
    with this laptop and worked well enough before this current nonsense began.

    Infringe? Who, ME? ;-)
    frogliver, Jun 3, 2011
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