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What is winamp.exe?

Part of Winamp by Nullsoft

What is it?

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 visualization, playlist, and media library features.
Description of winamp.exe from Nullsoft
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How does winamp.exe run?

Process - winamp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does winamp.exe start?

Autoplay handler - winamp.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of WinampPlayMediaOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\WinampPlayMediaOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the winamp.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of winamp.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winamp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU554.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
32.95 MB RAM153.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
845 GDI objects563.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
42 context switches/sec42.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\winamp\winamp.exe

Are there other versions of Winamp?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Winamp.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: winamp.exe
Publisher: Nullsoft
Name: Winamp
Description: Winamp
Version: 5,5,2,1800
Product version:
Size: 1.27 MB
Original file name: Winamp.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000688631%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000134175%
User CPU: 0.00005544564627%
Privileged CPU time: 957156.32 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 57 ms
Context switches /sec: 42
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 110.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 114.84 MB
Paged memory: 32.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 34.5 MB
Paged system memory: 64.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.19 KB
Working set memory: 23.97 MB
Peak working set memory: 33.93 MB
Min working set memory: 5.46 MB
Private memory: 32.95 MB
Page faults: 172,014
Page faults /min: 10
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25,023
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 94.61 MB
Read transfer /min: 5.76 KB
Total write operations: 15
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 372.51 KB
Write transfer /min: 23 Bytes
Total other operations: 544,883
Other operations /min: 32
Total other transfer: 58.7 MB
Other Transfer /min: 3.57 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 845
USER objects: 245
Handle count average: 258
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe" /ADD "C:\eMule_Files\Cheap Trick - Tonight It's You.mp3"

Autoplay handler details

Name: WinampPlayMediaOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\WinampPlayMediaOnArrival

Image hashes

MD5: c3c9c7e803c22f09379d145f4076b1e8
SHA-1: 325783f39761f177a1c9aa6edebd4bbd78470cbd
SHA-256: 36bf0e8b461f0d0bd4d73ae54ec4f65167d00bdd1efb87a2108671ffb1e87de4

PE image details

File packed: No
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