What is mplayer.exe?

The genuine mplayer.exe file is a software component of MPlayer - The Movie Player or Media Player Classic by Gabest.
Mplayer is a free and open source media player. It supports a wide variety of media formats, including DVD and (unencrypted) Blu-ray. SMPlayer is also a free, open source GUI for MPlayer with a configurable and simple-to-use interface and has a features such as maintaining your position in a video.

MPlayer stands for Movie Player

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mplayer.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mplayer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mplayer
Mplayer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MPlayer - Movie Player or MPlayer - The Movie Player belongs to software MPlayer - The Movie Player or UMPlayer (version 0.98 [P4]) or Audials or SMPlayer by Audials AG.

Description: Mplayer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file mplayer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\UMPlayer\mplayer\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The mplayer.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Mplayer.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with mplayer.exe, you can also do the following:

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If mplayer.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 81% dangerous. The file size is 8,449,864 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Mplayer.exe is not a Windows system file.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mplayer.exe. Therefore, you should check the mplayer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Him i used instant player for changing video files to exe files with mplayer core . how can i undo this and get original video file??

Summary: Average user rating of mplayer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving mplayer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mplayer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mplayer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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