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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,452
United States Rank #37,489
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.52 days
339.94 days >
Average installed length: 178.61 days


5.53.1938 2.16%
5.53.1924 21.58%
5.50.1640 4.32%
5.33.1100 2.52%
5.32.1003 15.47% 0.72% 36.69% 16.55%

Winamp AudioPlayer

What is Winamp AudioPlayer?  (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


Winamp AudioPlayer is a software program developed by Nullsoft, Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named winamp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 1.24 MB (1,303,406 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 29% of users of Winamp AudioPlayer come from Argentina, it is also popular in Spain and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winamp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winamp\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F6095AAF-6E38-4536-AFE0-FC9706575DE2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp AudioPlayer

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

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).
  • winampa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8106C22-B46B-4A3F-905F-842935F48D61}' (runs on registration).
  • UninstWA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7660096-ECF6-4690-89DE-F258127CE650}' (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 'tr_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\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).
  • winamp.exe connects to streaming204.radionomy.net ( port 80).

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:32.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0000688631%
Kernel CPU:0.00001342%
User CPU:0.00005545%
I/O reads/min:5.76 KB
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove Winamp AudioPlayer?

You can uninstall Winamp AudioPlayer 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 AudioPlayer, 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 AudioPlayer.

Win XP 46%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.19%
Windows 7 36.33%
Windows 10 4.32%
Windows Vista 2.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 56.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.42%
Windows 7 Professional 3.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.53%
Windows 7 Starter 1.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.88% of installs come from Argentina
Which countries install it?
  Argentina 28.88%
  Spain 10.83%
  United States 9.75%
  Mexico 6.86%
  Colombia 6.50%
  Peru 6.14%
  Chile 3.97%
  Venezuela 3.25%
  BO 2.17%
  Hungary 2.17%
  MA 1.81%
  TN 1.44%
  India 1.44%
  DZ 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.58%
Acer 17.27%
Dell 14.39%
Intel 10.79%
American Megatrends 8.63%
Sahara 5.76%
ASUS 3.60%
Lenovo 3.60%
Samsung 2.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.80%
ECS 945GCT-M 2.80%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.80%
BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S 2.80%
BIOSTAR Group G31D-M7 1.87%

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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