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DFX 8 for Winamp


DFX 8 for Winamp is a software program developed by Power Technology. The most common release is 8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,690,115 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 17% of users of DFX 8 for Winamp come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and RS.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fxsound.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\winamp
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Winamp\uninstall_dfx.exe"
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DFX 8 for Winamp

  • uninstall_dfx.exe - DFX for Winamp (DFX)
  • nde.dll (by Nullsoft) - Winamp Nullsoft Database Engine (NDE) Library (Winamp Support Library)
  • nscrt.dll (by Nullsoft) - Win9x Unicode C Runtime Library (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • elevatorps.dll - Elevator Dynamic Link Library
  • nsutil.dll - Winamp Shared Code Library
  • tataki.dll
  • libsndfile.dll - Winamp libsndfile Library
  • libmp4v2.dll - Winamp libmp4v2 Library
  • libFLAC.dll - Winamp FLAC Library
  • zlib.dll - Winamp ZLIB Library
  • UninstWA.exe - Winamp Installer
  • Elevator.exe - Winamp Elevator
  • winampa.exe - Winamp Agent
  • winamp.exe - Winamp
  • burnlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • winamp.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'WinampPlayMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Winamp.File' and the action verb 'Play.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • winamp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{88B37DD3-5FA5-47F5-8553-6C208051CF45}' (runs on registration).
  • winampa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7E55147E-459B-4ADE-9927-8892555687F1}' (runs on registration).
  • UninstWA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7660096-ECF6-4690-89DE-F258127CE650}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • winampa.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinampAgent.
  • winamp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Winamp.
Startup File (User Run)
  • winamp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'tr_winamp' and executes as C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • winampa.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'winampa.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\5 MULTIMEDIA\Winamp\winampa.exe".
  • winamp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinampDock' which loads as C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • winamp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe'.
  • winampa.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe'.
Network connections
  • winamp.exe connects to ( port 8050).
  • winamp.exe connects to (port 8088).
  • winamp.exe connects to streaming204.radionomy.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0066058104%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00278115%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00382466%
0.015104% average
Memory:249.92 MB
Total CPU:0.0005020528%
Kernel CPU:0.00042123%
User CPU:0.00008082%
CPU cycles/sec:46,080,491
I/O reads/min:6.15 KB
I/O writes/min:276 Bytes
Memory:1.2 MB
User CPU:0.00002322%

How do I remove DFX 8 for Winamp?

Quickly and completely remove DFX 8 for Winamp from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DFX 8 for Winamp from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DFX 8 for Winamp, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DFX 8 for Winamp.

Win XP 42%
Win 8 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.83%
Windows XP 41.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows 8 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.24%
  United Kingdom 13.79%
  RS 6.90%
  India 6.90%
  Romania 6.90%
  Croatia 6.90%
  Malaysia 6.90%
  Thailand 3.45%
  France 3.45%
  Australia 3.45%
  Spain 3.45%
  Israel 3.45%
  Czech Republic 3.45%
  Turkey 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 10.53%
Toshiba 10.53%
Acer 10.53%
Lenovo 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
MSI MS-7640 5.88%
Micro-Star MS-7529 5.88%
LENOVO 7732CTO 5.88%

Publisher URL: www.powertechnology.com


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