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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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Global Rank #10,167
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.05 days
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Average installed length: 295.34 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Detector Winamp

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What is Detector Winamp?

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


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 16 files.

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by Detector Winamp

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 '{19A0AE90-49E7-4229-8556-347B232467A4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Detector Winamp?

Quickly and completely remove Detector Winamp from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Detector 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 Detector 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 Detector Winamp.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Detector Winamp you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 10 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.05%
Windows XP 18.85%
Windows 10 12.52%
Windows Vista 1.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 7.94%
Windows 8.1 2.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.31% of installs come from Romania
Which countries install it?
  Romania 87.31%
  United States 3.47%
  Italy 1.96%
  United Kingdom 1.66%
  Germany 1.36%
  Spain 1.36%
  Netherlands 0.76%
  Hungary 0.45%
  France 0.30%
  Greece 0.30%
  United Arab Emirates 0.15%
  Belgium 0.15%
  CY 0.15%
  Finland 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.60%
Acer 19.46%
Hewlett-Packard 19.24%
ASUS 8.50%
American Megatrends 6.49%
Lenovo 4.47%
Toshiba 4.47%
Intel 1.79%
Sahara 1.57%
Samsung 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.44%
MSI MS-7592 2.44%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.03%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.63%

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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