What is Mfpmp.exe, Uses, Error & Can I Disable it?

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A genuine Mfpmp.exe file belongs to the Windows OS and is used while playing DRM protected media on the system. That means if you are trying to play a media that is DRM protected then you may notice that Mfpmp is running on system background.

What is Mmfpmp.exe

Mmfpmp.exe is found in the Windows system with the Microsoft Copyright trademark. The Full form of mfmp.exe as found from the System description says Media Foundation Protected Pipeline EXE. For A Little More Information, it can also be added that mfpmp.exe process in about 10K to 13K in memory. As a matter of fact, the program file is said to be invisible as mfpmp.exe is known to be a Windows core system file having a technical security rating of 1% dangerous.

File Location and Size

The File mfpmp.exe is found in Windows System itself having File path C:\Windows\System32. The file size is very less which is 24KB that indicates, it takes a very less amount of memory in the system storage. Multiple Copies though can be detected in the Windows Operating System of Version 7 and Further.

mfpmp.exe error

Uses of Mmfpmp.exe

As of now, we learned and gathered various information regarding the file mfpmp.exe in our computer and more specifically Windows System. There are several uses of the file that we can briefly mention and help folks in the long run.

  • Mfpmp.exe is a tool that converts media files while copying to an MTP media device.
  • It is said to be the copyright protection needed for playing Protected files.
  • It.is a useful file that handles the media usage rights as well.
  • It also protects media files from getting hacked.
  • Mfpmp.exe is used by Windows Vista, 8 and 10 to handle contents with Digital Rights Management or in short, can be termed as DRM.

Common Errors

Usually, this file don’t show any error message, however in some case it may, here are few common errors:

  • mfpmp.exe stopped working
  • mfpmp is using high CPU

Is Mfpmp.exe is Safe or Virus?

Usually, mfpmp.exe is a very safe file and found under C:\Windows\System32 in Windows Systems with Microsoft Corporation Copyright Trademark as:

mfpmp.exe file

Under detail tab, you can find the product name as “Microsoft Windows Operating System”, here is the print-screen for your reference:

General information mfpmp.exe

Yet, if it’s not found in the above-mentioned file path, instead of in any Program File, then the user should go for some investigation regarding the file. It might contain viruses or malware. The User should use some Antivirus or Antimalware to protect his system right then.

Moreover, if it is noticed that the file is consuming High CPU Memory, there is a way to Check, briefly noted in Points:

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to Open Windows Task Manager
  • Click the Details tab
  • Locate mfpmp.exe, right-click on it, and Choose Open File Location
  • Check the file path whether it is located under C:\Windows\System32
  • If not found under the above-mentioned location, then it must be a virus

In such a case, it it recommended to turn on your Windows firewall and run a complete system scan using a good antivirus.

Can I remove mfpmp.exe?

Since mfpmp.exe is a Windows file, which is essential for media player, therefore¬† it’s not recommended to delete it from the system. However, if it is seen that the file location is anywhere else instead of C:\Windows\System32 and consuming CPU usage which is not supposed to be, then it is better to be removed through any genuine antivirus software or pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys together manually.

If you still have any doubt or question regarding mfpmp then do let me know by adding your comment below.



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