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Should I remove Winamp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,755
United States Rank #37,268
Reach 0.0030%


5.666 28.33%
5.623 11.67%
5.622 5.00%
5.621 3.33%
5.601 1.67%
5.581 1.67%
5.572 1.67%
5.552 1.67%
5.541 3.33%
5.531 3.33%
5.66 3.33%
5.65 6.67%
5.64 3.33%
5.63 13.33%
5.56 1.67%
5.55 1.67%
5.6 1.67%
5.5 6.67%


What is Winamp?

Winamp is a media player for Windows-based PCs that is proprietary freeware/shareware, multi-format, extensible with plug-ins and skins, and is noted for its graphical sound visualization, playlist, and media library features. Winamp supports music playback using MP3, MIDI, MOD, MPEG-1 audio layers 1 and 2, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV and WMA. Winamp was one of the first common music players on Windows to support playback of Ogg Vorbis by default. At installation, Winamp scans the user's system for media files to add to the Media Library database. Winamp Media Monitor allows web-based browsing and bookmarking music blog websites and automatically offering for streaming or downloading all MP3 files there. The Media Monitor is preloaded with music blog URLs. Winamp has extendable support for portable media players and Mass Storage Compliant devices, Microsoft PlaysForSure and ActiveSync, and syncs unprotected music to the iPod.

About  (from Nullsoft, Inc)

Winamp is a free multimedia player made by Nullsoft. It supports numerous audio and video formats. It also plays streamed video and audio content, both live and recorded, authored worldwide. It has an extremely customizable media library, and allows you to rip and burn your favorite music CDs. Winamp has thousands of s...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winamp.com
Help link: forums.winamp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\winamp
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Winamp\UninstWA.exe"
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp

Program executable:winamp.exe
Signed by:Nullsoft Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\winamp\winamp.exe
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Additional files:
  • nde.dll - Winamp Nullsoft Database Engine (NDE) Library (Winamp Support Library)
  • nscrt.dll - Win9x Unicode C Runtime Library (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • burnlib.dll - Winamp CD Rip & Burn Resources
  • elevatorps.dll - Elevator Dynamic Link Library
  • nsutil.dll - Winamp Shared Code Library
  • nxlite.dll
  • tataki.dll
  • jnetlib.dll - Winamp Networking Service
  • libsndfile.dll - Winamp libsndfile Library
  • libmp4v2.dll - Winamp libmp4v2 Library
  • libFLAC.dll - Winamp FLAC Library
  • zlib.dll - Winamp ZLIB Library
  • UninstWA.exe - Winamp Installer
  • winamp5531_full_emusic-7plus_en-us.exe
  • Elevator.exe - Winamp Elevator
  • winampa.exe - Winamp Agent
  • winamp565_lite_en-us.exe
  • primosdk.DLL (by Sonic Solutions) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)
  • pxsdkpls.DLL (by Sonic Solutions)

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 '{D786ED1E-95AC-478C-962B-F5157DB48835}' (runs on registration).
  • winampa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8106C22-B46B-4A3F-905F-842935F48D61}' (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_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • 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:0.0011050509%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00109251%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001254%
0.015104% average
Memory:36.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0400200866%
Kernel CPU:0.01671967%
User CPU:0.02330041%

How do I remove Winamp?

You can uninstall 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Winamp (remove only), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.38%
Windows XP 22.95%
Windows 10 14.75%
Windows Vista 4.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.03%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.28%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.73%
  Germany 8.22%
  Egypt 8.22%
  Spain 6.85%
  Sweden 4.11%
  France 2.74%
  Romania 2.74%
  Italy 2.74%
  BD 1.37%
  ME 1.37%
  Philippines 1.37%
  RS 1.37%
  SY 1.37%
  Russia 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 17.78%
ASUS 8.89%
Sahara 6.67%
Dell 6.67%
Toshiba 4.44%
Medion 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Packard Bell 2.22%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 6.12%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 4.08%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.08%
Hewlett-Packard G5130ru 2.04%
Gigabyte M56S-S3 2.04%
ECS H61H2-M2 2.04%

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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