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Should I remove Winamp Application Detect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,849
United States Rank #12,167
Reach 0.0244%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 84.54 days
750.20 days >
Average installed length: 394.18 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Winamp Application Detect

What is Winamp Application 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


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 Application 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.

How do I remove Winamp Application Detect?

You can uninstall Winamp Application 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 Application 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 Application Detect.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.92%
Windows XP 22.29%
Windows Vista 17.50%
Windows 10 7.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 6.95%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.77%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  Japan 4.18%
  Canada 4.01%
  Indonesia 3.83%
  Croatia 3.31%
  Iran 3.14%
  Egypt 2.96%
  Thailand 2.96%
  Hungary 2.61%
  Finland 2.44%
  Israel 1.57%
  India 1.57%
  Malaysia 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 21.85%
Acer 12.96%
Toshiba 7.41%
American Megatrends 5.19%
Intel 3.70%
ASUS 3.33%
Lenovo 2.59%
Gateway 1.48%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.85%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.21%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.56%

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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