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Should I remove Winamp Detector Plug-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #447
United States Rank #666
Reach 1.4231%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.27 days
745.42 days >
Average installed length: 391.66 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Winamp Detector Plug-in

What is Winamp Detector Plug-in?

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 123 files and is usually about 1.91 GB (2,052,039,890 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winamp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winamp Detect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Winamp Detect\UninstWaDetect.exe
Estimated size: 1.91 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp Detector Plug-in

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
  • winamp563_lite_all.exe - Winamp Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • UninstWaDetect.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
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 Detector Plug-in?

You can uninstall Winamp Detector Plug-in 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 Detector Plug-in, 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 Detector Plug-in.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.69%
Windows 10 18.55%
Windows XP 8.75%
Windows Vista 3.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8.1 3.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.55%
  Indonesia 5.05%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  Canada 3.86%
  Egypt 3.77%
  India 3.46%
  Italy 2.78%
  Romania 2.36%
  Thailand 2.17%
  Australia 1.83%
  Croatia 1.82%
  MK 1.75%
  RS 1.65%
  Malaysia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.11%
Dell 21.56%
Acer 17.50%
ASUS 11.21%
Toshiba 5.65%
Lenovo 4.39%
Samsung 3.23%
Intel 2.42%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.01%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.47%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.37%
ASUS All Series 2.19%

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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