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Should I remove Winamp Detector Plug-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #249
United States Rank #349
Reach 2.9142%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.43 days
691.20 days >
Average installed length: 363.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.1 100.00%

Winamp Detector Plug-in

What is Winamp Detector Plug-in?

Winamp Application Detect is a browser plugin for Internet Explorer and/or Firefox that allows Winamp.com and other participating sites to detect a Winamp installation and version when delivering content. It does not collect or send other information. Winamp is a free media player that can process several media file-types. It is a protocol winamp:// that allows partner sites (such as WinAmp, SHOut… etc.) to detect current music automatically.

About  (from Nullsoft, Inc)

The “application detector” lets websites (well, really probably only winamp.com) know if Winamp is installed. We also added “winamp://” links to perform a limited number of “open such and such in winamp” kind of actions (similar to other programs that do similar things with protocols e.g. emule, aim, itunes). The brows...  Read more

Overview

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 main program executable is uninstwadetect.exe. The software installer includes 123 files and is usually about 1.91 GB (2,052,039,890 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winamp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winamp Detect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Winamp Detect\UninstWaDetect.exe
Estimated size: 1.91 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp Detector Plug-in

Program executable:uninstwadetect.exe
Name:Winamp Detect
Winamp Detect Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\winamp detect\uninstwadetect.exe
MD5:d024d07f9f51c647f3527ea72ba5328c
Additional files:
  • iewachk.dll - Winamp Application Detector
  • npwachk.dll
  • winamp563_lite_all.exe - Winamp Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • UninstWaDetect.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npwachk.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwachk.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npwachk.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Winamp Detector' with a plugin key of '@nullsoft.com/winampDetector;version=1' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • UninstWaDetect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B91A13AA-FAD6-4AB2-8DCB-C29ED1EA3B8C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Winamp Detector Plug-in?

Quickly and completely remove Winamp Detector Plug-in from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Winamp Detector Plug-in 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 Winamp Detector Plug-in, 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 Winamp Detector Plug-in.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Winamp Detector Plug-in you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.38%
Windows 8 14.14%
Windows XP 10.14%
Windows Vista 4.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.13%
Windows 8 Pro 3.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.47%
  Indonesia 4.25%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Canada 3.72%
  Egypt 3.30%
  India 3.15%
  MK 2.47%
  Italy 2.32%
  Croatia 2.29%
  Romania 2.26%
  Thailand 2.25%
  Australia 1.84%
  Iran 1.79%
  RS 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Dell 22.55%
Acer 16.95%
GIGABYTE 10.91%
ASUS 10.41%
Toshiba 5.00%
Lenovo 3.91%
Samsung 3.26%
Intel 2.70%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.10%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.79%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.60%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.01%

About Nullsoft, Inc

Nullsoft is a software developer most known products that include the Winamp media player and the SHOUTcast MP3 streaming media server.
Publisher URL: www.winamp.com

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