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Windows Media Player-- HELP!!!

by granpama / March 28, 2006 3:03 AM PST

I tried to open an email containing a video and a window came up with this message:
"The file wmp.dll has a version number of where was expected.
Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.
Do you want to install the Player from the Microsoft Web site?
Yes No"
I clicked "Yes" & proceeded to download as per their instructions. I received a message that the download was successful, but when I tried to open the email, I got the same message. I attempted to download again, to no avail. I am using Windows XP
Any help would be greatly appreciated. granpama

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What you need to know...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 3:33 AM PST

If you read your email message they wanted you to downgrade WMP to an older and ... exploitable version.

That's a bad thing.

As such it's time to delete this email.


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The first thing...
by SIRKGM14vg / March 28, 2006 3:36 AM PST

The first thing you need to ask yourself, is do you know who sent you this video? Was the e-mail sent directly to you? If those two things aren't right, then you should hold off on clicking this in the future.

If Windows Media Player is still functioning correctly, then you should be ok. If not, uninstall WMP, and then reinstall it by downloading the software from Microsoft's Website.

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Windows Media Player
by granpama / March 28, 2006 5:01 AM PST
In reply to: The first thing...

Thank you for your reply. As a newbee, how do I uninstall & reinstall?
Thank you again, granpama

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First thing first
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 5:39 AM PST
In reply to: Windows Media Player

Granpama is Windows Media Player working properly?

If so there is no need to uninstall then re-install, but as has already been said, I would not try and watch that video file again.

If it is from a relative or a friend, ie a trusted source, ask them to check their copy and re-send it. When it arrives, check it for viruses first. You should do this with all email attachments anyway.

To check for viruses, right click the attachment and select "Save as", and save it to a temporary area, (your Desktop is a good temporary area). Then right click the saved file and select "Scan with xxxxxx" where xxxxx is your anti-virus program.

If the attachment is from someone you don't know, I would simply delete the whole email.


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window media player
by Happy40guy / March 30, 2006 3:17 AM PST

wmp sometime don't work hv to restart but for a while not working again

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