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Should I remove Winamp Essentials Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,010
United States Rank #12,102
Reach 0.0312%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.24 days
272.44 days >
Average installed length: 143.15 days


v5.7 Beta 4!! 0.49%
v5.7 Beta 3!! 0.33%
v5.7 Beta 2!! 0.33%
v5.64 16.10%
v5.63a 25.69%
v5.63 0.98%
v5.623 13.98%
v5.62 9.43%
v5.6 6.99%
v5.58 6.83%
v5.57.2 3.58%
v5.57.1 0.16%
v5.57 9.11%
v5.55 6.02%

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Winamp Essentials Pack


Winamp Essentials Pack is a software program developed by Christoph Grether. The most common release is v5.63a, 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 programs's main executable is winamp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 48.1 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 747.88 KB (765,828 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 37% of users of Winamp Essentials Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: forums.winamp.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=8
Installation folder: C:\winamp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Winamp\UninstallWinampEssentials.exe
Estimated size: 747.88 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Winamp Essentials Pack

Program executable:winamp.exe
Signed by:Nullsoft Inc.
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:
  • UninstWA.exe (by Nullsoft) - Winamp Installer
  • zlib.dll (by Nullsoft) - Winamp ZLIB Library (Winamp Support Library)
  • burnlib.dll - Winamp CD Rip & Burn Resources
  • Elevator.exe - Winamp Elevator
  • libFLAC.dll - Winamp FLAC Library
  • libmp4v2.dll - Winamp libmp4v2 Library
  • libsndfile.dll - Winamp libsndfile Library
  • nsutil.dll - Winamp Shared Code Library
  • tataki.dll
  • elevatorps.dll - Elevator Dynamic Link Library
  • nde.dll - Winamp Nullsoft Database Engine (NDE) Library
  • winampa.exe - Winamp Agent
  • jnetlib.dll - Winamp Networking Service
  • nxlite.dll
  • UninstallWinampEssentials.exe - Winamp Essentials Pack (Winamp Essentials Pack Installer)
  • pxsdkpls.DLL (by Sonic Solutions) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • winamp.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'WinampOpenDisc' with the ProgID of 'Winamp.Autoplay-CD' and the action verb 'Open.
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 '{E28CD331-42D5-4B94-9D46-8B1ED46E5C8C}' (runs on registration).
  • UninstWA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{480FD8D9-14E6-48F4-8345-D7BEBA4E82B3}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • winampa.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • 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:\Winamp\winampa.exe.
  • winamp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Winamp' 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 Files\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:48.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0491669656%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03033598%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01883099%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:50,083,928
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:840.72 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:113.35 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.24 MB
Total CPU:0.0001299261%
Kernel CPU:0.00009035%
User CPU:0.00003958%

How do I remove Winamp Essentials Pack?

You can uninstall Winamp Essentials Pack 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 Essentials Pack, 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 Essentials Pack.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.59%
Windows 10 18.86%
Windows XP 7.15%
Windows Vista 4.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.57%
Windows 7 Professional 11.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.27%
Windows 10 Pro 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.00%
  Germany 13.86%
  Canada 4.43%
  Russia 3.14%
  France 2.57%
  United Kingdom 2.57%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Romania 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  Australia 1.57%
  Croatia 1.57%
  RS 1.43%
  Poland 1.29%
  UA 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.34%
Hewlett-Packard 17.83%
ASUS 14.65%
Acer 14.33%
Lenovo 5.10%
Intel 3.18%
American Megatrends 2.55%
Medion 2.55%
Toshiba 2.55%
Samsung 0.96%
Sahara 0.96%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VM 3.14%
ASUS All Series 3.14%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell XPS 8500 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.89%


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