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Should I remove Winamp Applicatie Detect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,970
Reach 0.0426%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.98 days
766.39 days >
Average installed length: 402.68 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Winamp Applicatie Detect

What is Winamp Applicatie Detect?

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


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is uninstwadetect.exe. The software installer includes 17 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 Applicatie Detect

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.
Scheduled Task
  • UninstWaDetect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{19A0AE90-49E7-4229-8556-347B232467A4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Winamp Applicatie Detect?

You can uninstall Winamp Applicatie Detect 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 Applicatie Detect, 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 Applicatie Detect.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.07%
Windows 10 18.93%
Windows Vista 9.29%
Windows XP 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.96%
Windows 7 Professional 6.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.24% of installs come from Netherlands
Which countries install it?
  Netherlands 67.24%
  Belgium 28.68%
  United States 0.87%
  Germany 0.62%
  France 0.49%
  Italy 0.37%
  United Kingdom 0.37%
  Thailand 0.25%
  SR 0.25%
  UA 0.12%
  Switzerland 0.12%
  Austria 0.12%
  Spain 0.12%
  BA 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.13%
Hewlett-Packard 19.26%
Dell 16.23%
Medion 12.77%
ASUS 11.04%
Intel 5.19%
Samsung 3.25%
Sahara 1.73%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Lenovo 1.08%
Sony 1.08%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.65%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.27%
Acer Aspire 5755G 1.89%

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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