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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 #37,534
United States Rank #34,065
Reach 0.0031%


5.666 22.73%
5.623 15.91%
5.622 4.55%
5.621 4.55%
5.601 2.27%
5.581 2.27%
5.552 2.27%
5.541 2.27%
5.531 4.55%
5.66 2.27%
5.65 6.82%
5.64 2.27%
5.63 13.64%
5.55 2.27%
5.6 2.27%
5.5 9.09%


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 '{F14F8837-0CA7-4FD0-A43F-D3A1FEDE6EFA}' (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).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • 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:\Kituri\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:41.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0224044507%
Kernel CPU:0.00591215%
User CPU:0.01649230%

How do I remove Winamp?

Quickly and completely remove Winamp (remove only) 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 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 (remove only), 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
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 57.78%
Windows XP 28.89%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows 8 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.44%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.74%
  Germany 9.26%
  Spain 7.41%
  Egypt 7.41%
  Brazil 3.70%
  Sweden 3.70%
  Romania 3.70%
  Estonia 1.85%
  Hong Kong 1.85%
  Hungary 1.85%
  TN 1.85%
  France 1.85%
  RS 1.85%
  Philippines 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
ASUS 14.29%
Acer 11.43%
Dell 8.57%
Sahara 8.57%
Toshiba 5.71%
Packard Bell 2.86%
Lenovo 2.86%
Medion 2.86%
Common models
ASUSTeK G74Sx 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.78%
Dell XPS13 9333 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 1720 2.78%
Acer AcerPower S290 2.78%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote_... 2.78%

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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