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Should I remove Winamp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,263
United States Rank #5,185
Reach 0.2815%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.34 days
570.43 days >
Average installed length: 299.72 days


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

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winamp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winamp\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Winamp\UninstWA.exe"
Estimated size: 2.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp

Program executable:winampa.exe
Name:Winamp Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\winamp\winampa.exe
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)
  • 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
  • winamp535_full_emusic-7plus.exe
  • Elevator.exe - Winamp Elevator
  • winamp.exe - Winamp Total RU
  • pxsdkpls.DLL (by Sonic Solutions) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)
  • 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 '{D786ED1E-95AC-478C-962B-F5157DB48835}' (runs on registration).
  • Elevator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9CD4AC4D-8EF4-48EA-8313-E5D7B2EF47BA}' (runs on registration).
  • winampa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8106C22-B46B-4A3F-905F-842935F48D61}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • winampa.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinampAgent_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (User Run)
  • winamp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'winamp' and executes as C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • winampa.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinampAgent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000500%
0.016088% average
Memory:36.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0400200866%
Kernel CPU:0.01671967%
User CPU:0.02330041%
Memory:1.2 MB
User CPU:0.00002322%

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) 38%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.17%
Windows XP 27.23%
Windows 10 13.39%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.16%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.68%
  India 10.94%
  Egypt 7.69%
  Indonesia 7.36%
  Germany 3.60%
  Romania 3.06%
  Turkey 2.84%
  Thailand 2.20%
  Italy 2.18%
  Poland 1.97%
  BG 1.89%
  United Kingdom 1.84%
  RS 1.82%
  Iran 1.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.33%
Dell 19.76%
Acer 18.34%
ASUS 7.62%
Intel 4.79%
American Megatrends 4.28%
Lenovo 3.98%
Toshiba 3.49%
Samsung 2.59%
Sahara 2.35%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 5.27%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.75%
ASUS All Series 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.41%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.41%

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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