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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. winamp.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).

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 0.0% of all Boost users have the winamp.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of winamp.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winamp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00114% CPU11434.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
25.5 MB RAM118.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
883 GDI objects588.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
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 (5.1.2600.131072)
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File details

File name: winamp.exe
Publisher: Nullsoft (verified)
Name: Winamp
Description: Winamp
Version: 5,2,3,672
Product version:
Size: 1.03 MB
Original file name: Winamp.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Nullsoft Inc.
Certificate authority: America Online Inc.

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0068677235%
Privileged CPU: 0.0057243245%
User CPU: 0.00114339900090%
Privileged CPU time: 1843.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 105.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 112.41 MB
Paged memory: 25.5 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.88 MB
Paged system memory: 63.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.74 KB
Working set memory: 13.69 MB
Peak working set memory: 30.2 MB
Min working set memory: 4.54 MB
Private memory: 25.5 MB
Page faults: 41,526
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5,691
Total read transfer: 38.2 MB
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 360 Bytes
Total other operations: 313,874
Total other transfer: 3.63 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 883
USER objects: 242
Handle count average: 318
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe" -Embedding

Autoplay handler details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 71daf272aacbafbdcc8ede998d17c55a
SHA-1: 623b44b38d78da780c524771060db2730c621391

PE image details

File packed: No
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