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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,324
United States Rank #13,202
Reach 0.2725%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.32 days
658.35 days >
Average installed length: 345.91 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Winamp Erkennungs-Plug-in

What is Winamp Erkennungs-Plug-in?

Winamp plug-ins are files that extend Winamp's functionality. There are currently seven different plug-in types, each of which extends Winamp in a particular way. Winamp plug-ins are implemented as 32-bit Windows DLLs. Most of the plug-in types (with the exception of Language packs) export one function, which is used to query the plug-in of its interface. All of the plug-ins are designed to be written in C or C++, using Microsoft Visual C++ 4.0 or later.


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 primary executable is named uninstwadetect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 37.65 MB (39,482,876 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: 37.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp Erkennungs-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

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 Erkennungs-Plug-in?

You can uninstall Winamp Erkennungs-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 Erkennungs-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 Erkennungs-Plug-in.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.70%
Windows 10 16.55%
Windows XP 7.15%
Windows Vista 5.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.32%
Windows 7 Professional 12.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.82%
Windows 8.1 4.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.63% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 85.63%
  Austria 6.15%
  United States 4.17%
  Switzerland 1.40%
  Netherlands 0.36%
  France 0.24%
  United Kingdom 0.19%
  Spain 0.15%
  Luxembourg 0.13%
  Sweden 0.13%
  Thailand 0.13%
  Croatia 0.11%
  Hungary 0.07%
  Poland 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.82%
Medion 19.76%
Dell 13.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.52%
ASUS 9.38%
Samsung 4.80%
Lenovo 2.47%
American Megatrends 1.99%
Sahara 1.51%
Intel 1.29%
Toshiba 0.85%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.64%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.32%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.49%
ASUS All Series 2.24%

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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