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Winamp Anwendungserkennung

What is Winamp Anwendungserkennung?

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


The main program executable is uninstwadetect.exe. The software installer includes 3 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 Winamp Anwendungserkennung

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.

How do I remove Winamp Anwendungserkennung?

You can uninstall Winamp Anwendungserkennung 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 Anwendungserkennung, 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 Anwendungserkennung.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.02%
Windows XP 16.82%
Windows Vista 15.89%
Windows 10 3.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.75%
Windows 10 Home 0.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.93% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 84.93%
  Austria 5.94%
  United States 4.11%
  Switzerland 1.37%
  United Kingdom 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Greece 0.46%
  Korea 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.41%
Medion 21.26%
Dell 11.81%
Hewlett-Packard 8.66%
American Megatrends 7.09%
Samsung 3.94%
Intel 3.15%
Sahara 2.36%
Toshiba 2.36%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.15%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.85%
MEDION P7612 3.08%
Acer Aspire 7736 2.31%
MEDIONPC MS-7255 2.31%
Acer Aspire 5740 1.54%

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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