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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 is winamp.exe loaded?

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 file.Of the 0.2% of winamp.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\winamp\winamp.exe

Are there other versions of Winamp?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: winamp.exe
Publisher: Nullsoft (verified)
Name: Winamp
Description: Winamp
Version: 5,5,4,2165
Product version:
Size: 1.28 MB
Original file name: Winamp.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: America Online
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Autoplay handler details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 26eaa02c63f4e0d58f8bf5fb8b71d5f0
SHA-1: 55972391ea52a31438e6546765de8c5415489ffe
SHA-256: 1f8198893b94d1ad24c355f392101b7855a05dc8c5621d47785f0be6c33c7c7e

PE image details

File packed: No
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