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Should I remove Winamp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,125
United States Rank #32,369
Reach 0.0163%


5.111 2.80%
5.72 0.31%
5.57 0.62%
5.24 1.24%
5.21 2.17% 4.97% 0.62% 0.31% 13.66%
5.1 5.28%
5.0.94 0.31%
5.0.93 0.31%
5.0.8 4.35%
5.0.5 2.48%
1.0.0 60.56%

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What is Winamp?

Winamp is a media player for Windows-based PCs and Android devices, written by Nullsoft, now a subsidiary of AOL. It 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. Winamp supports playback of Windows Media Video and Nullsoft Streaming Video. For MPEG Video, AVI and other unsupported video types, Winamp uses Microsoft's DirectShow API for playback, allowing playback of most of the video formats supported by Windows Media Player. 5.1 Surround sound is supported where formats and decoders allow.

About  (from Nullsoft, Inc)

Easily access the Media Library, Playlist Editor, Video, Visualizations, Media Monitor Browser, EQ, Skin Options and Color Themes all from one single user interface. At its core Winamp is all about individuality and customization, that's why we offer add-ons to extend functionality beyond the original design. Thanks to...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winamp.com
Help link: www.katilimsiz.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winamp\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{556C9B0C-9BAC-48AC-AC3E-41326A4356F8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 63.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp

Program executable:winamp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.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)
  • 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
  • Elevator.exe - Winamp Elevator
  • winampa.exe - Winamp Agent
  • pxsdkpls.DLL (by Sonic Solutions) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)

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).
  • UninstWA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0BF08C88-A095-499B-AE03-5BE15630FA56}' (runs on registration).
  • winampa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7E55147E-459B-4ADE-9927-8892555687F1}' (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 '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).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001299261%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009035%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003958%
0.015104% average
Memory:86.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0022610433%
Kernel CPU:0.00179695%
User CPU:0.00046409%
I/O reads/min:719.7 KB
I/O writes/min:15.42 KB

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, 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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.80%
Windows XP 14.24%
Windows 10 4.33%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 73.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.06%
Windows 7 Professional 3.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.88%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.56%
Windows 8 Pro 0.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.89% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 55.89%
  United States 11.48%
  Russia 4.83%
  Egypt 3.63%
  Thailand 3.63%
  Germany 2.42%
  UA 2.42%
  Turkey 2.11%
  United Kingdom 1.21%
  Kazakstan 0.91%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.91%
  Latvia 0.91%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Hungary 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.40%
Dell 14.42%
Hewlett-Packard 13.95%
ASUS 10.23%
Lenovo 3.26%
Samsung 2.33%
American Megatrends 1.86%
Toshiba 0.93%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.32%
Gigabyte P41T-D3 4.32%
HP ProBook 4530s 3.70%
HP ProBook 4520s 3.09%
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 2.47%
Gigabyte P61-DS3-B3 2.47%

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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