Forum Thread: Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?

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stevecies Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?
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I'm allowed to move it to the recycle bin, but about 5 seconds later, it reappears in C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe

Since I use WMP 11, I find no use for having this straggler file hang around. It's not showing as insecure, but it isn't a necessary file either. I also showed an mplay2.exe file representing WMP 6x but I was able to completely delete it.

Slamgeden RE: Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?
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Try deleting mplayer via. add/remove.

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stevecies RE: Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?
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although the wmp 5x shows in Secunia's patched program list, it is not among the Add/Remove programs list to choose from.
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puget1 RE: Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?
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I would be "very careful" at removing media player as in most cases it might be directly tied into O/S itself. Especially with newer systems. Have you verified that this is a recommended procedure. It could very well be a great way of gaining a very expensive paper weight. Google an answer about this action. Here is a link on the subject

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934372 if it is vista correct to vista 32 or 64 bit Luck


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Maurice Joyce RE: Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?
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I would heed @Puget1's sound advice.

There are legacy issues with Wmp - delete them at your peril.

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Slamgeden RE: Why can't I permanently delete mplayer2.exe?
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You can make it go away from the Add/Remove windows features I believe.

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