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9% remove it91% keep it
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5.25.0787 4.55% 10.61% 10.61% 4.55% 62.12% 3.03%

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 program developed by Nullsoft, Inc. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is winamp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 25.5 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 9.6 MB (10,062,914 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 48% of users of Winamp AudioPlayer come from Egypt, it is also popular in Hungary and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nullsoft.com
Help link: www.nullsoft.com/download
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winamp\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{29CABA12-1F35-4D5A-B059-E48C13DAA498}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp AudioPlayer

Program executable:winamp.exe
Signed by:Nullsoft Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\winamp\winamp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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...
Additional files:
  • nscrt.dll - Win9x Unicode C Runtime Library (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • UninstWA.exe - Winamp Installer
  • burnlib.dll
  • libsndfile.dll
  • nde.dll

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.
Scheduled Task
  • winamp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7ECE72C-7F23-47F2-AC9F-E02C812E619D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • winamp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0068677235%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00572432%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00114340%
0.015104% average

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 41%
Win Vista 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 71.21%
Windows 7 22.73%
Windows 10 4.55%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 71.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.70%
0127673223 1.52%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.52%
Windows 8 Pro 1.52%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 48.48%
  Hungary 18.18%
  United States 10.61%
  Turkey 4.55%
  Mexico 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Argentina 3.03%
  BG 1.52%
  Israel 1.52%
  MA 1.52%
  BH 1.52%
  Jordan 1.52%
  Singapore 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.41%
Dell 14.29%
Intel 10.20%
Acer 10.20%
American Megatrends 6.12%
Sahara 6.12%
Compaq 2.04%
Toshiba 2.04%
MSI 2.04%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 7.41%
HP Compaq dc7600 Small Fo... 3.70%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 3.70%
VIA K7VM3 1.85%

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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