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wmplayer.exe under openwithlist registry key for .exe


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#1 keyes528

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 08:26 AM

I cant find any information on this.

In this key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList

Wmplayer.exe is listed. It is also on another pc. Both are on win 7 home premium.

No open with context option appears on any executable. PC is running fine, no suspicious anything, mbam and mse come clean. Thats the only advice I got, that it may be malware.


Is this some erroneous mistake?

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:02 AM

Tdsskiller and mbam anti rootkit is clean also. Is this just a glitch?

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:16 AM

So I have also this.It is Windows Media Player.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:28 AM

So its a legitmate key? I have it for orign.exe aswell (an official EA games distribution platform.)

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

Don`t bother!



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:34 AM

Don`t bother!


sorry I did not get what you are saying.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:39 AM

You not to worry about this.


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 12:56 PM

If anyone else could check this as well, for extra confirmation that would be appreciated.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:09 AM

Hi, I just found out something. I deleted the key, and nothing happened. It didnt come back. When I entered windows media player, and clicked play on a piece of music (example, windows 7 default jazz) the key came back.

Playing the music outside of the media player program and just opening the file did nothing. Could you test this?

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:44 AM

Why are you experimenting? If you open with Windows Media Player the key will come back,if with other program then no.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:50 AM

Why are you experimenting? If you open with Windows Media Player the key will come back,if with other program then no.


So if you delete the key, open windows media player and select a clip or piece of music through media player (not windows explorer) the key comes back.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:54 AM

Yes, because it needs this and generates itself.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:56 AM

Yes, because it needs this and generates itself.


what is the point of the key though? Does it to this to you?

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:12 PM

The Registry is the central storehouse for all settings for the Windows operating systems.  This includes hardware configuration, file associations, and control panel settings.  Many other programs will also store settings in the registry.

The registry contains 6 main keys:
 

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT ---- Contains information on file types, including which programs are used to open a particular file type.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER ---- Contains user-specific settings that are built from information in the HKEY_USERS key during the logon process.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ---- Contains computer specific information including installed hardware and software. This is the one users tend to spend the most time in.
  • HKEY_USERS ---- Contains information about all of the users who log on to the computer.  This includes settings for programs, desktop configurations, and so on.  This key contains one subkey for each user.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG ---- Contains information about the computer's hardware configuration .

Modifying the registry can potentially make Windows unbootable.  Be careful!  Always make a backup of the registry before making changes.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:23 PM

The Registry is the central storehouse for all settings for the Windows operating systems.  This includes hardware configuration, file associations, and control panel settings.  Many other programs will also store settings in the registry.
The registry contains 6 main keys:
 

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT ---- Contains information on file types, including which programs are used to open a particular file type.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER ---- Contains user-specific settings that are built from information in the HKEY_USERS key during the logon process.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ---- Contains computer specific information including installed hardware and software. This is the one users tend to spend the most time in.
  • HKEY_USERS ---- Contains information about all of the users who log on to the computer.  This includes settings for programs, desktop configurations, and so on.  This key contains one subkey for each user.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG ---- Contains information about the computer's hardware configuration .
Modifying the registry can potentially make Windows unbootable.  Be careful!  Always make a backup of the registry before making changes.

Hi, I am not talking about the registry in general, but the key in question.




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