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What is npwachk.dll?

Part of Winamp Application Detector 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 npwachk.dll from Nullsoft
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How is npwachk.dll loaded?

Google Chrome plugin - npwachk.dll runs within the context of the Google Chrome web browser as plugin. Chrome supports browser plugins that run as an unrestricted separate process outside the browser and cannot be sandboxed as tabs. Plugins are generally used to add functions to the Chrome browser.
Mozilla plugin - npwachk.dll runs within the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser as plugin. npwachk.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Winamp Detector with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@nullsoft.com/winampDetector;version=1. Plugins help the Mozilla Firefox Web browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files like Adobe Flash or Apple QuickTime.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the npwachk.dll file.Of the 0.2% of npwachk.dll users, 14.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npwachk.dll

Are there other versions of Winamp Application Detector?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Enterprise N (6.2.9200.0)

About Nullsoft, Inc.

Nullsoft, Inc. is known products include the Winamp media player and the SHOUTcast MP3 streaming media server. In recent years, their open source installer syst More...
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File details

File name: npwachk.dll
Publisher: Nullsoft, Inc.
Name: Winamp Application Detector
Description: Winamp Application Detector
Version: 1, 0, 0, 1
Product version:
Size: 13 KB

Google Chrome plugin details

Name: npwachk.dll

Mozilla plugin details

Name: Winamp Detector
Command: SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@nullsoft.com/winampDetector;version=1

Image hashes

MD5: 869c71d7342b410f38d85fd4751b8db3
SHA-1: 2bdf3bbd82743c72fda5562ce90cd30ea72d0425

PE image details

File packed: No
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